I Will Not Be Passive

I Will Not Be Passive!

[tune trad: John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt]

Some folks sit squarely on their hands
When trouble falls.
They politely turn aside,
And tightly shut their eyes,
And they hold their tongue instead of speaking out.
But I will not be passive!

Words by Bret Hesla; Music:¬†trad “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt”
© 1996 Bret Hesla. All rights reserved. Use with permission, please.
Licensed via OneLicense.net. Contact: Bret.hesla@gmail.com.


Written for the Kids Peace Camp in Minneapolis, to the tune of John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. The theme for the summer was peace heroes, heroes of nonviolence. They studied Ghandi, MLK, Dorothy Day, and others.


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