#02800
Wings Of Love (Dave & Aubrey) video
#549: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Tiny feet making plodding sounds,
As the dust rises from the ground;
Lord, it's hungry time,
Like we don't know.
Starving mothers holding close,
Shriveled babies without hope;
Sort of dims the mind,
And chills the soul.

We can see them playing in fear,
And we want to hold them near;
And tell 'em not to cry,
But they're so far away.
Fading eyes that can hardly see,
Empty spaces where a dream should be;
We can't let em' die,
We must help today.

Look above you in the sky,
See the silver eagles fly;
We can reach them if we try,
On the wings of love.
Give enough to dry the tears,
Fill the bellies of those silver birds;
And watch 'em fly away,
Bringing hope today,
On the wings of love.

See the poor souls gather 'round,
As another eagle touches down;
Lord, it's bringing hope,
And food to ease the pain.
Look closer at the withered child,
You can almost swear you saw her smile;
Don't you feel so good?
She's got you to thank.

When we close our eyes tonight,
We may dream of the beautiful sight;
See 'em laugh and run,
Just like any child.
And if we give like we all must do,
We can make that dream come true;
And know what we've done,
Was all worthwhile.

Look above you in the sky,
See the silver eagles fly;
We can reach them if we try,
On the wings of love.
Give enough to dry the tears,
Fill the bellies of those silver birds;
And watch 'em fly away,
Bringing hope today,
On the wings of love.

Look above you in the sky,
See the silver eagles fly;
We can reach them if we try,
On the wings of love.
Give enough to dry the tears,
[fading]
Fill the bellies of those....

####.... Wince Coles ....####
This variant recorded by Dave Pike and Aubrey Sweetapple on a compilation album by various artists who performed at the Ethiopia Relief Fund Concert (They're Only Human, You See [Just Like You And Me], trk#2, 1986, produced and recorded at JSR Studios, Gander, NL).

See more songs by Dave & Aubrey.

Excerpts from a 2001 press release with comments by Paul Cantor, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award in International Development:

Mr Bernie Gilmore, a health professional working at the London, Ontario, Health Sciences Centre, answered the call for emergency assistance to Ethiopia in 1984. He went first as a member of the Kinsmen African Medical Relief Team, which worked in central Ethiopia establishing Camp Bete and saving thousands of lives. He had an idea about reforestation, displayed the leadership to inspire people in Ethiopia and Canada to do something about it, and then he had the skill to convert the idea and the enthusiasm into a sustainable contribution to development. He went home to found Future Forests, an organization committed to planting trees in Ethiopia - and to finding the financial support and forestry know-how to succeed.

Today, through the tireless efforts of Bernie Gilmore and the volunteer Board he chaired, Bete Valley has been transformed from a parched, barren landscape to a lush land where more than 400,000 trees have been planted. The London Free Press reports that clean water facilities have been established, a profit-making grinding mill has been built, gardening projects are underway, and adult literacy and health education classes are being taught in a school sponsored by Future Forests.



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