Willow weep for me, willow weep for me,
Bend your branches green along the stream that runs to sea,
Listen to my plea, listen willow, and weep for me.
Weeping willow tree, weep in sympathy,
Bend your branches down along the ground and cover me,
When the shadows fall, bend oh willow
and weep for me.
There is one who wept for us all, and his plea is that we know him and come to him. The willow knows.
"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.
Upon the willows in the midst of it we hung our harps." Psalm 137
"Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes."
Note On "Willow Weep For Me": This song was written by Ann Ronell in 1932. At the time, she was romantically involved with George Gershwin, and speculation has always been that he really wrote this song and gave it to her as a gift. There is no proof, but there are amazing similarities to his writing style. Check it out and decide for yourself by going to YouTube and listening to this controversial and haunting song. There are many versions, I prefer the Chad and Jeremy one, because that is what I listened to growing up.