planting trees lyrics – andrew peterson

we chose the spot
we dug the hole
we laid the maples in the ground
to have and hold

as autumn falls
to winters sleep
we pray that somehow in the spring
the roots grow deep

and many years from now
long after we are gone
these trees will spread their branches out
and bless the dawn, hmm

he took a plane
to africa
he gathered up into his arms
an orphan son

so many years from now
long after we are gone
this tree will spread its branches out
and bless the dawn

so sit down and write that letter
sign up and join the fight
sink in to all that matters
step out into the light

let go of all that’s p*ssing
lift up the least of these
lean into something lasting
planting trees, hmm, yeah

she rises up
as morning breaks
she moves among these rooms alone
before we wake

and her heart is so full
it overflows
she waters us with love
and the children grow

so many years from now
long after we are gone
these trees will spread their branches out
and bless the dawn

these trees will spread their branches out
and bless someone, hmm

/ andrew peterson lyrics