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Para Para Pitter Pat

Representative Text

1 Para, para, pitter pat,
See it rain, see it rain;
Para, para, pitter pat,
Tell me why it rains.
So the garden hard and dry,
Will be soften'd by and by,
And the flowers one by one,
Soon will see the sun.

2 Chira, chira, wafting down,
See it snow, see it snow;
Chira, chira, wafting down,
Tell me why it snows.
So the branches ev'rywhere,
Will a snowy blanket wear;
Warm and cozy they will stay,
On a winter's day.

3 Kira, kira, little stars,
See them shine, see them shine;
Kira, kira, little stars,
Tell me why you shine.
So that others travelling,
Over roads a-darkening,
Soon will find their pathways bright,
In the starry light.

4 Chu-chu, little bird,
Hear it sing, hear it sing;
Chu-chu, little bird,
Tell me why you sing.
So with others lonely,
List'ning to my melody,
In their hearts will hear me say,
"God loves you today."

Source: Hymns from the Four Winds: a collection of Asian American hymns #103

Author: Ugo Nakada

Ugo Nakada was a Japanese pastor and hymnwriter out of the holiness movement. Son of the Rev. Juji Nakada of the Japanese Holiness Church. Email to Hymnary  Go to person page >

Translator: June Nakada Sumida

(no biographical information available about June Nakada Sumida.) Go to person page >

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Hymns from the Four Winds #103

Voices United #309

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