Thank You, God, for Times of Growing

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: BRAD JOHNSTON

Lyrics as Poetry

Thank you, God, for times of growing:
ending of childhood, birth of a child.
From generation to generation
you spin the thread, and life goes on.
And the seasons shift, and life moves on
and the wheel goes turning, turning,
and God is old and God is young,
and the song of love goes singing on.

Thank you, God, for times of wonder:
grandchildren’s laughter, grandparent’s love.
From generation to generation
you spin the thread, and life goes on.
And the seasons shift, and life moves on
and the wheel goes turning, turning,
and God is old and God is young,
and the song of love goes singing on.

Thank you, God, for times of ending:
sleeping and parting, saying goodbye.
From generation to generation
you spin the thread, and life goes on.
And the seasons shift, and life moves on
and the wheel goes turning, turning,
and God is old and God is young,
and the song of love goes singing on.


Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1996 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Copyright © 1996 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Age, Aging
  • Birth, Birthing
  • Children∶ music about
  • Children∶ music for
  • Death, Dying
  • Family
  • Gratitude
  • Life∶ beauty of life
  • Life∶ living life
  • Life∶ new life
  • Life∶ rhythm of life
  • Thanksgiving∶  offering thanks

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