Listening Through Lent: A Strong Young Tree

I saw a tree by the riverside one day as I walked along.
Straight as an arrow and pointing to the sky
and growing tall and strong.
“How do you grow so straight and tall?”
I said to my riverside tree.
This is the song that my tree friend sang to me.
Chorus:
I’ve got roots growing down to the water,
I’ve got leaves growing up to the sunshine,
and the fruit
I bear is a sign of the life in me.
I am shade from the hot summer sundown.
I am nest for the birds of the heaven.
I’m becoming what the maker
of trees has meant me to be:
A strong young tree.
I saw a tree in the wintertime, when snow lay on the ground.
Straight as an arrow and pointing to the sky
and the winter winds blew all around.
“How do you grow so straight and tall ?”
I said to my wintertime tree.
This is the song that my tree friend sang to me.
Chorus:
I saw a tree in the city streets, where buildings blocked the sun.
Green and lovely I could see it gave joy to everyone.
“How do you grow in the city streets?” I said to
my downtown tree.
This is the song that my tree friend sang to me:
 Chorus:

~Ken Medema

This song is about a tree that grows through the seasons.  I like this song because it has a nice tune.  The tree grows strong just like us growing strong and trusting in Christ.
~Peter Tamminga (soon to be ten years old)

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