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Delta Goodrem echoes our grieving nation’s sentiments as she sings Let it Rain Today

Our great home has been tarnished by unprecedented devastation this summer. With 18 lives lost and over 900 homes destroyed many feel helpless in the wake of these tragedies.

Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem tried to find the words to express the heartache Australia is feeling. She posted a heartfelt original song on Instagram dedicated to the many Australians impacted by the fires.

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Everyday we are all feeling what’s happening to our beautiful country, our home. I wrote this song about an hour ago after seeing yet another video of the firefighters continuing to fight the fires for us. The extremes that many families are experiencing leaves me with no words. I send all my love and I am praying everyday. Please donate to the Red Cross to help. @redcrossau Let it rain today I can’t stay in silence hoping that this will go but it won’t slow It wont leave here today we walk on, our great land breathing in the ashes of our home town and It keeps on raging, here today They say keep on praying, we are and we’re waiting, for the rain Let it rain, here today Can it rain, here today Thank you to our saviours we all know that you’re saving you’re saving the day and we grateful for the heat that you’re taking away They say keep on praying, we are and we’re waiting, for the rain Let it rain, here today Can it rain, here today

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“Thank you to our saviours we all know that you’re saving the day and we’re grateful for the heat that you’re taking away.”

– Delta Goodrem

Goodrem is yet another artist who has responded to the bushfire crisis through her art. Late last month, Scott Marsh depicted Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a mural accompanied by the caption ‘Merry Crisis’. You can donate to the bush fire appeals through The Red CrossSt Vincent de Paul Society, and The Salvation Army.

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