For you the world has just begun
Still before you know it
You may turn around and see
That life has passed you by.
Hear and heed the things I say
Think about them every day
Make every minute
What you see when you begin it
Or it passes by.
Make the time for things that count
Cherish the friends that you find
Think three times before you shout
Always remember to be kind.
Treasure the things that they know
The cries and tears of younger years
Carry the wisdom when they grow.
Sorry but I ain’t got the time
Tatty can you team with me
I’m sorry son but don’t you see
I can’t today.
Little things that come and go
Slip away before you know
The hands on the clock advance
And we who beg for second chances
Take the time to think things right.
Always believe what you say
Ask yourself each morning and night
Who am I closer with today.
Speak to Hashem with an open heart
There is no shoulder so wide
There is no better time to start
And nothing more foolish than your pride.
How can I tell you what it means to be a Jew
You strive and you struggle to be like those you see
The sun low in the sky
An air of peaceful calm
The Tzemach Tzedek sits
And holds his zaide’s arm.
The Alter Rebbe’s soul
About to pass away
Oh, Zaide, let me know
What it is you’ve seen today.
A world so good and true
So much there, both to have and to do
You must strive to understand Him
Use your heart and use your mind
For Hashem is so close and kind.
Though this task does have no end
Learn to know Him and to love Him as a friend
Make fulfilling each Mitzva, the forming of a bond
Between you and Hashem echod.
Tears Mingled From His Eyes
T.T.T.O.: Far over distant hills
Tears mingled from his eyes
Together with his father lie, cries
Hesitantly reaching to comfort and home
The place he has always shunned.
He tried to depart with ease
To brush off his father’s pleas
In search of self meaning to his life
At the Colorado youth cult site.
My son here is one request
To still your heart and give it rest
No matter the cost Teffillin you must wear
A heritage of father’s so dear.
I’m lost and I’m really scared
To show my dad I will not dare
My paper walls of bravery are failing apart
I’ll see the real me at heart.
At war with the world and me
My father’s truth ringing in my cars
I’m scared to bear the guilt and penalty.
Given by the one who knows you best
Hashem and the Torah the only real truth
Emunaso La’ad Kayemes.
Shuv El Yesod Amech
B’Derech Hayashar Ta’laich
Tread the path of Torah and Yiddishkeit
To still your heart and bring forth it’s life .
Untainted by our world
Little lights that chase away dark Golus.
Oh little one you see
You are our only Guarantee
Today our Rebbe knows
That you can claim our victory.
Don’t leave your sacred path
You’re children of our nation
You’re our future.
You serve a royal rank
You’ll march toward Moshiach
And we’ll follow.
We serve a royal rank ,
We’ll march towards Moshiach
And they’ll follow.
Planted, attended to, very carefully
The parents’ guidance and direction
For the son, creates an inner strength.
Father learning late at night
Memories being imprinted
On the young child’s mind forever.
On Mitzvosnot to trample
Baneinu areivim ba’adeinu
Was Learning late in the night
Torah and holiness sang in his heart
Echoing power and might.
Filling his eyes with their light.
It woke up suddenly weeping
And crying aloud for its father
But nobody answered its call.
The Torah within him was burning
The whole world and all of its treasures
Worth less than a dream in the night.
Learning late in the night
The Alter Rebbe the Manhig Hador
Heard it cry out in fright.
And lifted it up on his arm
He dried the rears and sang it a song
Guarding the child from harm.
For he knew his son would not hear him
Until he had finished his learning
And then he told him these words.
The cries of a child must reach you
No matter how deep you devotion
No matter how high you may rise.
The Alter Rebbe was teaching his son
And every other Jew
To help when our children cry out in their need
This is the task we must do.
His words are counted and measured
His message is lasting and precious
To guide us all through the night.
To guide us from darkness to light.