Strangers In A New World

Growing up as a young boy in a Dutch immigrant family from the 1950’s had many mixed memories. This song is meant to musically portray the reflections of an old man who now, looking back in time at his own experiences, knows he must have some lesson to pass on.

This song was written in the late 1980’s and is written about what was experienced in the life of a young child born in Winnipeg and growing up as a young immigrant’s son.

This same child is much older now, and a lot has transpired, both good and bad, some happy and some, sad. It remains wonderful to know, that even now with faith in Christ, there is so much still to be gained.

The best is yet to come.


” And if I could count the times I was told
That we belong to Him,
And if there is only one small thing
That I can leave for my son;
I’ll pass him my candle, and I’ll say just as often,
That we, we belong to Him.”


Riese Heemskerk

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