Here you are, little one, welcome to our world !
It can be a hard place, cruel and unkind;
May God give us grace to protect you from the bad times,
Teach you that His goodness is here for you to find.
Look for the kindliness,
Look for the tenderness;
God gives us mercy and pity and hope.
Look for compassion and
Help for the needy ones,
Strength when you need it to help you to cope.
Here you are, little one, welcome to your life !
People can deceive you, hurt you, and betray;
May God give us grace to show you how you ought to live,
Teach you that He's always there to show the way.
Look for the truthfulness,
Look for the honesty;
God gives us honour, and courage to stand.
Look for the holiness
Growing from faithfulness,
As we go daily just holding His hand.
Here you are, little one, welcome to your home !
Here you're always welcome, here's where you belong;
May God give us grace to cherish and look after you,
Give you all you need to grow good and wise and strong.
Look for the nourishment,
Look for the wholesomeness;
God gives us food for both body and soul;
Look for the flow'ring of
Wisdom and graciousness,
Growing together and making you whole.
Here you are, Jonathan, welcome to our world !