Dandelion Prayer

Dandelion Prayer
© 2019 Bret Hesla.

Help us to be your breeze of love.
To blow your kindness all around
Till justice pops up like
dandelions, dandelions,
Pops up like dandelions.

Words and music by Bret Hesla.
Written on commission for Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.
© 2019 Bret Hesla. All rights reserved. Use with permission, please.
Licensed via OneLicense.net, Contact: Bret.hesla@gmail.com.
Guitar: Bret Hesla, Piano: Tom Witt
Vocals: Bret Hesla (lead), Martha Schwen-Bardwell, Ray Makeever, Linda Breitag, Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

Notes: Dandelion Prayer. This song was  written on commission for my home congregation, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis. I’ve heard it said that the challenge of writing lyrics for hymns is like taking PhD concepts and putting them in language a 5-year-old can understand. So I listen to our pastor’s children’s sermons, and the simple repeat-after-me prayers that they lead to close each time. The core of this song springs from one of those.

I’ve added a little line dance in the recording, that would work for a group arranged in rows, although if you had space, a little cupid shuffle macarena type choreography would be perfect. The spoken instructions are:
Blow right right right right
Blow left, left left left
Dandelion right, dandelion left
Turn the world around
We could turn the world around

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