Thursday, June 18, 2009

Daddy's Hands


Me & My Daddy!



I remember daddy's hands folded silently in prayer

and reaching out to hold me when I had a nightmare.

You could read quite a story in the calluses and lines

years of work and worry had left their mark behind.


I remember daddy's hands how they held my momma tight

and patted my back for something done right.

There are things that I've forgotten that I loved about the man

but I'll always remember the love in daddy's hands.

[chorus]

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin

Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong.

Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand

there was always love in daddy's hands.


I remember daddy's hands working til they bled

sacrificed unselfishly just to keep us all fed.

If I could do things over, I'd live my life again

and never take for granted the love in daddy's hands.

[chorus]

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin

Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong.

Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand

there was always love in daddy's hands.

Psalm 112:1-2

Praise ye the Lord, Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the
generation of the upright shall be blessed.

4 comments:

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Beautiful song! Is that you sitting with your Daddy in the picture???

Marilyn

Liesa said...

THAT'S ME AND MY DADDY!!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful song! Made me think of my father and how much I still miss him and how he would do anything in his power to make my life easier, even if it was just a phone call to pray for me. Could really use that phone call! Thanks for sharing!

GraceFromHim said...

Amen.......
I am so thankful that my husband is a GREAT dad to our boys :)

I am praying for my dad to get saved :)

Hugs,
Brandie