LET THE CHILDREN JOIN OUR DANCING
Let the children join our dancing.
Only then, can we be free.
Take to heart the words of Jesus:
"Let the children come to me."
We must live among the small folk,
not just simply watch them play.
Like a child, let us connect with
what they think and what they say.
Love your neighbor - love God's new saints.
This at first might seem quite odd.
Little ones are Christ among us.
Welcome children - welcome God!
They own nothing - seem dependent;
we see kids as ones in need.
Things are different in God's timing.
Soon a little child shall lead.
Look no further than the young for
insights into Jesus' ways.
Doubtless, they will be our model
as we give to God our praise.
Humble humans have great value.
This is not at all by chance.
To be holy, wholly holy,
let the children join the dance.
(c) Rusty Edwards September 3, 2009
Yale University Institute of Sacred Music
New Haven, Connecticut
suggested tunes: NETTLETON, BETH
Can also be sung to the tune of "Joyful! Joyful! We Adore Thee"
written for Dr. Sunny Tan
Academic Dean, Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary
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