Hopetown: A Poem to Start your Child's Morning

We just finished our 2nd-4th grade camp.  Over the years, a call to worship has evolved at Hopetown for these little people.  It’s a poem that has grown and grown—with time and circumstances.  This year, we talked a lot about lighthouses.  We talked about light ALWAYS being stronger than dark.  (John 1:5) And how God our lighthouse who brings us safe through the storms.  We more than talked about it…we sang about it, we made art about it, and started each day with this poem.

Several years ago, it was the prayer that a boy took home from camp and prayed every morning when he was anxious on his way to school.  (Of course, he didn’t do the girls’ part.  Yuck!)  The boys and girls say the first verse together and then alternate as the poem continues.

We wanted you to have the poem, too.  Feel free to use it with your little ones…or in your own life, as a good thing to remember.  He always brings us through the storms.


Good morning, Lord

This is your day

I am your child

Show me the way


We woke up this morning

Ready to serve

We are your men, Lord

Give us the nerve


Lord we are here

To laugh & to play

We are your daughters

Beside you we'll stay


The day is new

Like you made us

We're in our boat

In you we trust


We paddle and float

Amongst the waves

We're here in our boat

In you we praise