And while it may not be as poetic as Kevin's noted authors, Rich Mullins wrote some great lyrics about our neck of the woods. You can even get this song as a ring tone...
Well the moon moved past Nebraska andSpilled laughter on them cold Dakota Hills
And angels danced on Jacob's stairs
There is this silence in the BadlandsAn over Kansas the whole universe was stilled
By the whisper of a prayerAnd the single hawk bursts into flight
And in the east the whole horizon is in flames
Chorus:I feel the thunder in the skyI see the sky about to rain And I hear the prairies calling out Your name I can feel the earth trmble beneath The rumbling of the buffalo hooves
And the fury in the pheasant's wings It tells me the Lord is in His temple and there is Still faith that can make the mountains move
And a love that can make the heavens ring Where the sacred rivers meet beneath The shadow of the Keeper of the plains
From the place where morning gathers You can look sometimesForever 'til you see
What time may never know How the Lord tilts corners this old world And shakes us forward - shakes us free To run wild with the hope The hope that this thirst will not last long That it will soon drown In the song not sung in vain I know this thirst will not last long, that it will Soon drown in the song not sung in vain I feel the thunder in the skyI see the sky about to rain
And with the prairies I am calling out Your name
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