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AYUDANOS DIOS

As the sun silhouettes the mountains of old Torreon
An orange glow sprinkles the mist as night becomes dawn
I think of the amigos I’m leaving and the stories they’ve told
Of the love in their hearts and the spirit to me they have shown

Twenty-three years the land lay thirsty barren and dry
The Nasas flowed empty with dust, ay yi yi yi
‘Til one day, like manna, the rain filled the banks full and wide
Crossings washed out, the trails no one could find

Ay yi yi yi yi yi yi yi
Help us dear Lord, Ayudanos Dios, por favor

He straddled his horse, his thoughts rushed as the river rolled by
Of scriptures his mother had read by candle light
“If any be thirsty let him come to Me and drink
Rivers of living water, if you will believe.”

Ay yi yi yi yi yi yi yi
Help us dear Lord, Ayudanos Dios, por favor

His life, like a desert, was aching and burning for more
‘Til the man on the burro said, “Come to your Lord
Cross over the river I’ll wash all the tears from your face
Come to Me I am the Truth the Life and the Way.”

Leaving his horse for a drink he knelt down to pray
His life, a trail of despair, had led him astray
Threw off his sombrero and buried his face in his hands
For the first time he talked to his Lord, this is how he began

Ay yi yi yi yi yi yi yi
Help me dear Lord, Ayudane Dios, por favor

Ay yi yi yi yi yi yi yi
Help us dear Lord, Ayudanos Dios, por favor

Help us dear Lord, Ayudanos Dios, por favor


Lyrics written by Wes English