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Texts & Textiles: Rain for Roots

I’m always attentive to textile references and delight when I hear song lyrics using textile imagery tell a story or communicate a feeling. Lately I’ve been enjoying the Rain for Roots albums with my baby, and today I heard something about “the fabric of faith.” Looking up the full lyrics, I discovered that the song draws on the imagery of faith as a fabric, woven by Christ. You can listen to the full song here. As she listens, I hope my daughter draws strength from the fact that Christ clothes us tenderly, protecting us from fear and despair.

The fabric of faith is too strong to tear
Woven by Christ, the saints daily will wear
A surety that Jesus, so strong and so fair
Has carried the weight of the world

 

 

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