Songs

A fantastic, catchy little tune – “All God’s Creatures Got a Place in the Choir!”  This is also Shepherding All God’s Creatures Feature Song!

 

Words Rev Lynne Chitty; Music by Kerst

WHERE HAVE ALL THE LIONS GONE?

Where have all the lions gone
It seems just yesterday
When roaring could be heard at dusk
And cubs were free to play
Where have all the lions gone
Tell me do you know
Surely they’ve not all been killed
Oh tell me it’s not so
Surely they’ve not all been killed
Oh tell me it’s not so
The plains have all grown silent
Shots are the only sound
Majestic beasts that loved to roam
Lie dead upon the ground
With trophy hunters smiling
Delighted at their kill
Shooting drugged canned lions
For pleasure and at will

Where have all the lions gone
It seems just yesterday
When roaring could be heard at dusk
And cubs were free to play
Where have all the lions gone
Tell me do you know
Surely they’ve not all been killed
Oh tell me it’s not so
Surely they’ve not all been killed
Oh tell me it’s not so
Blood is on the hunters hands
But it is on ours too
If we don’t speak out in protest
And do all we can do
There’s just too many people
Taking lands that lions need
We have to find an answer
To mans desires and greed

Where have all the lions gone
It seems just yesterday
When roaring could be heard at dusk
And cubs were free to play
Where have all the lions gone
Tell me do you know
Surely they’ve not all been killed
Oh tell me it’s not so
Surely they’ve not all been killed
Oh tell me its not so
Surely they’ve not all been killed
Oh tell me it’s not so

Earth is home to everyone
To every creature too
We’re entrusted with their welfare
And with their future too
We can all live together
John and Christian* showed us how
Love is universal
And love is needed now

Where have all the lions gone
At seems just yesterday
When roaring could be heard at dusk
And cubs were free to play
Where have all the lions gone
Tell me do you know
Surely they’ve not all been killed
Oh tell me it’s not so
Surely they’ve not all been killed
Oh tell me its not so

*I am told by the author, Lynne Chitty, that “John and Christian” refers to the U-Tube video below, where John and Ace are reunited with Christian the lion they had rescued by purchasing it from Herrod’s where it was for sale, living in a small cramped cage all alone.  They eventually reintroduced him back into the wild; watch the story as they go to Africa and are reunited – very moving!

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