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The Story Behind the Song: Like a Rock by Linnea Good

A number of years ago, I began to work with Keri Wehlander at Ryerson United Church, in Vancouver. It was there that, one day in a small informal worship, she prayed this prayer. Or rather that she danced these words.

It was as prayer with flowing movements that elegantly spoke of God in All Things. Like a rock, like a rock, God is under our feet Like the starry night sky, God is over our head Like the sun on the horizon, God is ever before Like the river runs to ocean, our home is in God evermore. I thought to myself: That is a song.

So, I took it home and chipped away at the words- like Michelangelo said he did with rock until the Art emerged whole.

Later, when Keri and I had sung it together, we agreed that this was not just a song; it was an ancient Celtic Blessing that we had just written together.