Journal of
Stellar Peacemaking

©2006,2009 Journal of Stellar Peacemaking
Vol.1 No. 3, 2006

 

 

THE CHILDREN OF TOMORROW © 1996 by Linda K. Williams - used with permission. Unauthorized duplication is prohibited.

Linda K. Williams - Andy Murray 


Listen to The Children Of Tomorrow

CHORUS
Oh, may the children of tomorrow be as shocked to learn of war
As the children of today are shocked by slavery!
And may they ask in horror and disbelief, "Do you mean that, in the past,
people even tried to kill each other, just because they disagreed?
That's hard to believe!"

 

1
The children were puzzled; they just couldn't understand
this thing of the past called SLAVERY, which now is banned.
They asked, "How could anyone do that to another human being?
Wasn't treating other people that way against the law?  Did they really not see?"

 

Came the answer, "Yes, it's hard to understand now
how SLAV'RY could be so accepted in the years gone by,
when so many precious lives were wasted needlessly,
But, as years went by, more and more people asked, 'Why?'"

 

"They pictured a world without SLAVERY and asked, 'Why not?'
Others called them 'dreamers' saying, 'It's always been this way;
it's the natural order of things---it's the best way we've got.'
Well, we know much better than that now,        wouldn't you say?"

 

"Yes, many years ago SLAVERYwas invented by human beings;
it became a better world when humankind from SLAV'RY finally set itself free."
In the not-too-distant future, may people be able to say...

 

2
The children were puzzled; they just couldn't understand
this thing of the past called WAR, which now  is banned.                
They asked, "How could anyone do that to another human being?
Wasn't treating other people that way against the law?  Did they really not see?"

 

Came the answer, "Yes, it's hard to understand now
how WAR could be so accepted in the years gone by,
when so many precious lives were wasted needlessly,
But, as years went by, more and more people asked, 'Why?'"

 

"They pictured a world without WAR and asked, 'Why not?'   
Others called them 'dreamers' saying, 'It's always been this way;
it's the natural order of things---it's the best way we've got.'
Well, we know much better than that now, wouldn't you say?"

 

"Yes, many years ago WAR was invented by human beings;
it became a better world when humankind from WAR finally set itself free."
And as we work towards that day in the future, let's join together and say...

 

CHORUS, then REPEAT CHORUS WITH HIGHER TUNE
        and repeat “That’s hard to believe!"    

 

 

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Linda K. Williams, is of the peace-oriented Church of the Brethren (www.brethren.org).


Fund-raising info : LKW_BetterWorld@yahoo.com.
Linda’s music: www.peacemaker.st

 

Recording used with permission.

   

 
 

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