I wrote this poem to reflect the love God has for every single one of us. From when were as tiny as a speck of dust inside our moms, He's known us, loved us, and had a plan for us! We were designed by God for His purposes. He has never and will never think of us as just a speck. Each one of us is priceless to Him!
Reciting portions of the poem can be powerful, too. The first verse would be perfect for preschool and kindergarteners. They could join in when elementary students recite the full poem.
Inspired by U.S. veteran William Baily:
Too young to join the army
Too young to go to war,
But not too young to understand
We're what you fought for...
When performed by children for our U.S. servicemen and women and veterans, this poem conveys the deep gratitude felt for them. It touches hearts and impacts those who've sacrificed for our freedoms. The simple, sweet words of gratitude are easy to learn, and the sign language conveys the meaning beautifully. This would be a great piece for a group of children to perform at a Veterans Day program!
The entire Des Moines community was devastated the morning of Nov. 2, 2016, when two Urbandale police officers, Officer Justin Martin and Sgt. Anthony Beminio, were ambushed and killed.
This poem came to me as I thought about the bravery of our police officers, and the love our community has for them and their families. It's also my way of thanking our police for protecting our communities at their own risks.
Not Too Young is a meaningful poem for children to learn and recite for their local law enforcement officers. Peace Officer Memorials are often held in May. The Young Patriots Club has been honored to share this poem at the local Des Moines program. Surrounded by our heroes, we're deeply impacted by this program.
Written for children to perform for fire fighters, I pray this poem gives your family or class a special thank you to your local fire fighters. This poem conveys just how far our firefighters are willing to go for our safety, and our gratitude for them!
Think of Me is a song I wrote, filled with the promises and love of God for our veterans and servicemen and women. It's written from God's point of view. This is an instructional video on teaching the chorus.
Fix your eyes on Me, Stand strong on My Word
My promises for you, find them to be true.
Fix your eyes on Me.
Come, come home to Me, Safe, safe in my arms.
Well done my faithful son, your heavenly rest is won
Come, come home to Me.
As seen in the full video of orchestra and choral performance, Think of Me is a full SATB piece with trumpet descant. This sign language along with the lyrics of the chorus are meaningful and powerful. It can be performed in unison with guitar, and has musical flexibility for adapting to your instrumentation and voices. You can find the lead sheet and full orchestra and choral music in the shop on this website. Contact me with questions.
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