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© February 12, 1985, Roy Stucky

Shut up!
Grow up!
Don't interrupt.
Shut up!
Grow up!
Silence is enough.


I grew up shut up
With nothing to say,
A serf to keep siblings
Out of parent's way.

I grew up shut up,
And kept my fears inside.
Now I hide the need
To loose this bursting tide.

Is anyone there?
Do you know me-
Do you care?
Will you touch me-
Will you dare?

Is anyone aware
I've a life to share?
I have a life to share.

I have been alive so long,
Passing through
Where I don't belong.
Will I recognize home
Or still blindly roam
Empty houses
Crowded halls
A soul of shadows bound by walls?

I can't live locked inside!
No cynic's voice will be my guide.
When young, I had to try
Though told I could not fly.
Now their doubts are mine
As I look into young eyes.

Looking back,
Looking in,
I see how I conformed.
Jesus freed my heart,
But mind still flees reform.

But the children of this generation,
Raised to follow Jesus from the start,
Can trust God's might to win the nation
With patterns wise parents impart.

I grew up shut up
With nothing to say.
What debt will I give
My child to repay?
The command to teach them
God I will obey.

My molded self will shape
A soul of ready clay.
I can crush them
With dismay,
Lead them astray,
Or put God's wisdom on display.

The children of this generation
Raised with Jesus inside,
Will be God's vessels of elation
And Christ's spotless bride.

Receive the kingdom as a little child
Or you'll never enter in.
Receive the kingdom as a little child
Save more than your skin.
Receive the kingdom as a little child
And Life will begin.

Lift up the hands that hang down,
Take on the joy of God's renown.
The child mocks Satan's frown,
And lifting holy hands
Puts on Jesus' crown.

Receive the kingdom as a little child
This battle is a rout.
Raise holy hands without doubt,
Your praise a victory shout!

The children of this generation
Raised to follow Jesus from the start
Are the joy of God's creation
And the cradle of his heart.

 
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