We stand united (Celebrate life)

2009 is the International Year of the Child.
At the beginning of the year, Helen Matter, the local
Diocesan Schools advisor challenged me to write a song to use at events during this year
Well it took 4 months, and here it is!
The aim was to get quite an 'anthemic' chorus and two contrasting verses - one on unity and the other as a prayer for justice

below are the lyrics to 'celebrate life'

We stand united; Children, as one
Future for all of the world
We join together, from every land
Part of the family of God

Everyone precious, Everyone loved
All of us known by our name

Celebrate life, this gift we are living
Celebrate hope, for all of mankind
Celebrate love, to share with each other
Celebrate life, hand in hand

We pray for freedom, mercy and peace
Justice for all of the world
We ask Godís blessing on every land
Longing for each child to know

Everyone precious, Everyone loved
All of us known by our name

Celebrate life, this gift we are living
Celebrate hope, for all of mankind
Celebrate love, to share with each other
Celebrate life, hand in hand


Andrew & Wendy Rayner
© 2009 Wendy House Music
www.wendyhousemusic.co.uk

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