Today we rejoice and enjoy
Another year: my birthday boy!
But boy no more – for a young man
You have become in your lifespan.
At High School: schoolwork, study, friends
And troubles come. It never ends!
But know: there is an inner peace
That can’t be bought. That its release
Is found in God and in His word.
And that this truth is never heard
In public schools, or worldly friends.
Ask it from God. And when He sends
It – be thankful from your own heart.
He gives us strength to stand apart
If need be, and to stand alone.
But we are never on our own.
Confused, or needy – when we pray
God answers. Troubles fade away.
May boons from heaven shower on
Your life from Him. God bless you, son.