The Youth Across Europe Anniversary Event was a success, and our pilgrims have returned from their journey from Canterbury, England to Paris, France and are now safely installed back in their comfortable beds in the Geneva area. Enjoy this wonderful poem by Torsten Bartsch who accompanied the youth on their pilgrimage.
Youth Across Europe
Thanks for the Way of Wanders and of pain
that we were walking these past days
YOU have been with us night and day
in o so many ways.
We walked through gentle fields and some steep hills
The airs and bushes gave us just a gentle touch
YOU gave us moments of spiritual chills in fields of beauty
and of greenery so lush
We walked on grass, on pavement and on stones, with blisters and with aches in our back
We sang and cried of pain and joy
But with YOUR and the acorns help we always stayed on our track
We longed for showers and a quiet bed
Yet YOU brought us fellowship and love instead
O GOD what magic you do bring
to our heart
Today our life embraces a new start
Let us share YOUR love with all the world so green
for we are the happiest pilgrims you will have ever seen.