Songs of Asaph: Planting Trees (Andrew Peterson)


#10. PLANTING TREES
Andrew Peterson

“I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.”

–Gandalf the Gray in The Hobbit

Miss my introduction to my “Sons/Songs of Asaph” series? Catch up here.
Miss my introduction to Andrew Peterson? Read it here.

Read the lyrics!:

We chose the spot, we dug the hole
We laid the maples in the ground to have and hold
As Autumn falls to Winters sleep
We pray that somehow in the Spring
The roots grow deep

And many years from now
Long after we are gone
These trees will spread their branches out
And bless the dawn

He took a plane to Africa
He gathered up into his arms
An orphan son

So many years from now
Long after we are gone
This tree will spread its branches out
And bless the dawn

So sit down and write that letter
Sign up and join the fight
Sink in to all that matters
Step out into the light
Let go of all that’s passing
Lift up the least of these
Lean into something lasting
Planting trees

She rises up as morning breaks
She moves among these rooms alone
Before we wake
And her heart is so full; it overflows
She waters us with love and the children grow

So many years from now
Long after we are gone
These trees will spread their branches out
And bless the dawn
These trees will spread their branches out
And bless someone

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2 thoughts on “Songs of Asaph: Planting Trees (Andrew Peterson)

  1. I love this song–what a perfect reminder for any of us “in the trenches”–those ordinary, thankless places where we are just called to be faithful. It takes faith to believe that our labor is not in vain. Thanks for sharing this song, Emily.

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