WE MUST TEACH OUR CHILDREN

We must teach our children
That man didn’t weave life’s web
For he’s just one strand in it
So don’t destroy the thread

We must teach our children
That the ground beneath their feet
Is the ashes of our fathers
Not something to defeat
We must teach our children
That the Earth is rich with lives
So they’ll all respect their homeland
And that our Mother Earth survives
We must teach our children
That what befalls the Earth
Befalls the sons of everyone
In this land of their birth
In this land of their birth

We must teach our children
If they do harm to the land
They bring harm upon themselves
For the soil will turn to sand
We must teach our children
Earth does not belong to man
For man belongs to Earth
And that’s the way this world was planned
We must teach our children
That all things do connect
And that we’re one big family
All things we must protect
All things we must protect

WORDS BY CHIEF SEATTLE

Sung by Judith Durham (of The Seekers)

Advertisements