Come Gather Round by Tim Seston

Come gather together
Let’s see how you’re doing
Come gather together
It’s time to check in
We want to know whether
You’ve made any headway
It’s time that we said, “Hey!
And how have you been.”

Come gather round
Come gather round
Come gather round the rock
And sing along
Come gather round
Come gather round
Come gather round the rock
And sing our song

Now come and please tell us
Of great big adventure
Now come and please tell us
The things that are small
We meet every season
For this very reason
It’s so very pleasin’
Come one and come all

Come gather round
Come gather round
Come gather round the rock
And sing along
Come gather round
Come gather round
Come gather round the rock
And sing our song

There’s time to go out and make a name for yourself
We need to do the work so we can fill every shelf
But we need to find a place where we restore all our health
So let’s come gather round.

Come gather round
Come gather round
Come gather round the rock
And sing along
Come gather round
Come gather round
Come gather round the rock
And sing our song

Come gather together
Let’s see how you’re doing
Come gather together
It’s time to check in
We want to know whether
You’ve made any headway
It’s time that we said, “Hey!
And how have you been.”

It’s time that we said, “Hey!
And how have you been.”
Come Gather Together
Who I Am
The Rock

Gathering together holds special meaning for communities.  As
the song suggests it is a time to restore the health and well being
of the group as a whole.  Overall, gatherings are positive
experiences.  

I wrote this song to end the first act of the 2018 musical, The Rock.  
In the story line of the show two lost hikers end up at the gathering
of the regular attendees at The Rock.  In real life some groups are
excellent at welcoming new comers, some groups have a hard
time doing so, and there is a full gradient of experiences in
between.  

In the musical - has the inadvertent arrival of new guests upset the
community beyond repair
?  The Rock has been an important part
in the lives of the characters of this musical.   Individual struggles
are creeping into the fabric of the community but gathering together
helps take off the edge.  Or does it further highlight what some are
saying about the group as a whole?


In my own life, I am a member of many different communities.  I
was the keynote speaker at the 2018 New England conference of
the Children's Music Network.  With help from my son Luke, I
shared stories and songs of my own path in the journey of working
as a children's musician.   I had just written this song and was
able to share an acoustic version of the song with my friends at
CMN.  
listening sample.  
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