In "Generations", from Shalsheles V (and released as a single), the first verse is about a Holocaust survivor with his great grandson.

It's Friday night, peace descends
Shalom Aleichem, their voices blend
As young and old sing in harmony
To watch their faces in the candles' glow
The child, his sweet voice does flow
Mingling with his Zaidy’s in melody

And Zaidy smiles, filled with pride
His great-grandson at his side
One can see the fire within his eyes
It’s the spark of all of those
who have survived to build their lives
With memories of six million left behind

And then the chorus is about... generations.

It's generations, and generations
links in a lasting chain
Klal Yisroel, growing stronger
rebuilding again and again and again

Footsteps of our great past
our guide through the sorrows and pain
God will not forsake us
our hopes and our dreams will always remain

I'm having trouble seeing how the chorus relates exactly to the first verse in particular, and the rest of the song as a whole. How does the verse lead to the chorus?

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