Here We Are

by Phil Lynch

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Here's a song about returning to a place where you experience God in the presence of friends. Specifically it was written for a very blessed Christian camp in Upper Michigan called Camp Michigamme. All profits support this place of faith formation and service; inquire at .


Seems like just the other day
We were gathered here to worship, work and play
But the days grew short and the world took us away
From each other.

Took another trip around the sun
Three hundred sixty-five presents are come and gone.
Now we find ourselves in the place where we belong:
With each other.

Here we are
Back in this holy place
Back in this sacred space
And everywhere I look I see a familiar face.
Here we are
Back in the arms of friends
In a love that never ends
It’s been a little while
But now I see your smile
And here we are.

2. It’s so hard tryin' to run the race
Without a campfire chapel or a Hall of Grace.
Y’know I need this week so I can get a taste of heaven.
Gonna go up on a wooded Hilltop
Listen, look, and pray, wish I never had to stop.
I wait all year 'cause this is how I find God: with you and me together and


I’ve sung friends are friends forever
But it’s so hard when you’re not together
But now there’s you and you . . you . . . and me
Together like the way it always ought to be:


It’s been a little while . . .
But now I see you smile . . .
And here we are!

words and music © 2015 Philip B. Lynch, all rights reserved


released July 17, 2015



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