For children and adults who cherish peace: “Little Drops of Water” is Peace Song for 4/23/2012

(On 4/17/2013, we dedicated “Little Drops of Water” as a song of healing and peace to the Boston Marathon community.)

Little Drops of Water” is the Peace Song of the Day for April 23, 2012. It is a traditional song from England. I first discovered this song in the collection, Singing Bee!, compiled by Jane Hart.

I could not resist making my own verse for this song which clearly states the need for “peace”. Below my video are other versions and resources for the “Little Drops of Water” song.

Lyrics and more about this song…

Alternate Versions

There is a blues version of “Little Drops of Water” by Henry Brown and Edith North Johnson. You can find it at Folkways: here

Someone else created modern lyrics which also mention “peace”! See the version by Steve Roslonek of SteveSongs at MusicForClass: here

You can find the original poem this song is based on (by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer) at Mama Lisa’s World: here. Mama Lisa also has great lists of world music and nursery rhymes.

Lyrics for “Little Drops of Water”

Little drops of water
Little grains of sand
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

Little deeds of kindness
Little words of love
Help to make earth happy
Like the sky above.
[Or, Like the heaven above.]

Extra verse by PeaceCouple…

When we all are peaceful
When we work for peace
We will love all nations
And the wars will cease.

Video of children performing this song.
(They invert the lines in the second chorus):


Explore more peace songs at our
Daily Peace Song collection: here

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