Go On Your Way in Joy, My Friends


This joyful song by Kerri Meyer, inspired by writer Annie Dillard, has quickly become a favorite in the MMC community. Many of our leaders use it as a sending song, even adding steps that invite the community to dance and sing! It's also a zipper/pocket song that welcomes text changes for the context or season you're in.

"Go on your way in joy, my friends!
Go on your way in joy, my friends!
Go on your way in joy, my friends!
Let your left foot say 'Glory!'
and your right say, 'Amen!'"

Alternative text:
Go on your way in peace...
Go on your way in love...
Go on your way in hope... 


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  • Rachel Kroh
    responded with submitted 2018-03-07 21:38:45 -0500
  • Kimberly Bohan
    commented 2015-05-02 07:25:15 -0400
    I came looking for something I could do with a group of children tomorrow and this is perfect. Thank you.
  • Kerri Meyer
    commented 2015-04-24 15:30:54 -0400
    It’s a delight to know that so many communities are sharing this sung benediction! It’s the first thing I ever wrote, thanks to MMC’s spectacularly encouraging workshop model.

    The text is taken from the writing of Annie Dillard, who deserves the attribution whenever the song is used, please — especially in print. You can “zip” in all kinds of words appropriate to the occasion, “Go on your way in [peace/hope/faith}…”

    Blessings and thanks to everyone who makes this learning and sharing possible.
    - Kerri
  • Kerri Meyer
    tagged this with Print 2015-04-24 15:30:52 -0400
  • Rachel Kroh
    tagged this with Audio 2015-03-25 16:31:39 -0400
  • Rachel Kroh
    responded 2015-03-25 15:08:27 -0400

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