I love this song. Not because of all the horrific events that these places refer to, but because in spite of everything that is wrong in this world, we have HOPE – expecting an eternity in which all of these senseless deaths will be overcome because of the giver of Life. (John 14:6, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 John 4:4)
I can see a fiery, fiery glow
even as the sun is sinking low;
I can see a horseman on the run…
Oh, my daughter, oh, my son.
There’s another song that will be sung, (Rev. 14:3)
there’s another bell that must be rung! (1 Cor. 15:51-57)
There’s another City, I’ve been told, (Rev. 21:2)
where the streets are paved with gold! (Rev. 21:21)
~ Written by: Christopher Torr
Performed by: Laurika Rauch ~
* Emily Hobhouse is very much synonymous to the British concentration camps in South Africa during the Second Boer War. Although the whole song mentions places, the reference to her as a person reminds of all the concentration camps across South Africa during this time.