An intergenerational anthem for youth and adult choirs combined.
Words and music by John Metz.
When I was little, just learning to talk
Did you take my hand when I went for a walk?
Did you hold my hand while I crossed the street?
Did you make sure I had something to eat?
Yes! We held your hand when you cross the street,
And we made sure you had good things to eat,
Plus something comfy and warm for your feet
When weather turned cold did you give me a coat?
A snuggly coat good-looking and warm,
something to shelter me out in the storm?
When weather turned cold I gave you a coat,
a snuggly coat good-looking and warm something to shelter you out in the storm.
Did you teach me to dance and teach me to sing?
To know in my heart that each living thing
is a part of the picture, a part of the whole –
that joins us together, each person each soul.
Yes! Part of the picture part of the whole that joins us together each person, each soul
Did you teach me in rough seas to steer my blue boat to places afar, to places remote?
We taught you in rough seas to steer your blue boat,
to navigate well through places remote.
Will you help me to grow in spirit and strength?
To plant my own roots and tend my own branches?
To follow my path no matter what length, on my very own journey while taking some chances?
Yes, help you to grow in spirit so strong,
to plant your own roots intend your own branches,
to follow your path to where you belong, for our searching
enhances the souls wide expanses.
This is our covenant, ageless and good,
that guidance and blessing and nurturing should
follow us, each through all kinds of weather as
joyous and faithful we journey together.