A Song For You, Teacher

May 4, 2011 - Posted by Teacher Cindy at 4:49 PM
In this post, I would like to share a song dedicated to all the teachers out there. This song was shared to us by our professor during my fourth year in college. The song speaks about the life of being a teacher. I hope after reading this post, you would be able to appreciate the teachers you have, despite of their shortcomings. Here it is:

(Music and Lyrics: Dioscoro B. Vicentino, DECS XI, Davao City)
I'm a teacher, a purveyor of truth and light
I'm a teacher, I was born to improve mankind;
It's my duty to enlighten the world
And guide the young to the path of the lord.

I'm a teacher, I must teach what is good and right
I'm a teacher, I must live what I preach in life;
As a model citizen of the world
I must, in thoughts, words and deeds, be so good.

In the children I write the future
In their learning I find great joy;
I may never sit on a throne
But I'm contented, my life is full.

Yes, I'm a teacher, I must brave all the roaring waves
And the fury of the rivers and windy seas;
I must climb on up the mountains and hills
Where children there wait for my love and care.

In a mountain or in a city
On an island where I may be
I shall keep on bringing the light
and live as teacher forevermore.

I'll live as teacher forevermore.