Ken Janzen, vocals and instruments


Days of rage and days of hope, days of claiming dignity.
In a world that fostered fear days of daring to be free
So today, we offer thanks for the ones who raised a din,
Challenging a world of hate three nights at the Stonewall Inn.

Years of joy and years of pain, building up communities,
Claiming power, growing strong. Care and courage face disease.
Now, today we offer thanks for the ones who struggled on,
Stonewall’s children every one, dead and living, here and gone.

Lives of pride and lives of love, trans and lesbian, bi and gay,
Bringing blessings to the world, glad that we were born this way.
All our days we offer thanks for the people we’ve become,
Stonewall’s gift to every age, making of this world our home.