Wherever you may go

Wherever you may go. David Kai* (1955– ). This was written in 1966 to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary. The couple had chosen the oft-cited text from Ruth 1: 16 for their wedding ceremony. At the time it was particularly appropriate, since they were in military service and would be making many moves during their marriage. The song begins with the refrain, which cites the Ruth text:  Wherever you may go, I will follow,and your people shall be my people too. . .  The stanzas are a succinct restating of the underlying themes of the text, using simple, unadorned language. Stanza 1 recognizes God’s presence in their pilgrim life: ‘we will travel, side by side,/ and God’s love will be our...

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