November 12, 2000


The Name of the Lord in My Children’s Songs


“the name of the Lord is

a strong tower

the righteous run into it

and they are saved”


from two lovely children in a kitchen

colouring their squashed things

joyous, without knowing why

at the life they’ve been given


and me, their father

and she, their mother

glance at each other

and smile


can any gift be greater

than to know one’s children

love the Lord

and sing His praise


With memories of John and the gang at Ivanhoe,

sitting in front enthusiastically doing the actions.