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Lay for the Day
25th December


Happy Christmas.


Love & Trust

You look on a stranger with suspicion.
Now you put yourself in that same position.

Love and trust
Are not the only options,
There are wreck and rust,
Panic and corruption
Waiting round the bend,
But if you want the world to have a happy end,
You will admit
You should give it
What you can and not just what you must.
Love and trust,
Give it love and trust.

Baby,
Born a little maybe,
Raised a little crazy,
Needing love and trust,
A sip and a crust
And love and trust.

Love and trust
Are standing in the doorway.
If you take their hands,
They’ll be going your way.
If you turn them down,
You will be the poorer by a million miles.
You will find out
The rain of doubt,
It will never let the sun shine in.
We need love and trust,
Love and trust.

Baby,
Born a little maybe,
Grows a little daily
On love and trust,
A sip and a crust
And love and trust.

He needs love and trust.
Give her love and trust.

 

Words and music by The Children
from In Memory of Grace

 

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