Songs for my family

                         She isn’t even born (as she grows) 

 Oh I wonder what she’s doing at this very moment, in her tiny little world?And I wonder what she’s thinking, at this very moment, if she knows she’s Daddy’s little girl?

                                         Chorus:

 Well, she isn’t even born and she’s already changed my life and I doubt that she even knows, that the love that I’m feeling will be a special part, of my daughter’s life as she grows….. as she grows.

Oh, I wonder if she loves me, at this very moment, I wonder if she even understands? And I wonder if she feels the same way that I feel, when I hold her Mother’s hand?

                                         (Repeat Chorus)

Oh I wonder what she’d say, at this very moment, if she could understand this song? Oh your Daddy loves you little Dylan Taylor, and I’ll see you ‘fore to long.

                                          (Repeat Chorus) 

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                                         A Prayer For Our Child

I wrote this next song, for our children’s baby dedication service. Baptist, do not practice infant baptism, but the ceremony is basically the same except for the baptism part. I played and sang it at all three ceremonies.

                                        A Prayer for Our Child

Oh God, please bless our child, as she/he comes into this world. May she/he feel the love from us, as the days unfurl. Oh God please bless our child, as she/he grows before our eyes. May she/he learn to tell the truth and never tell a lie.

                                        Chorus:

And may we raise her/him up, in the way that she/he should go. So she/he will not depart from it as she/he is growing old.

Oh God, please bless our child, may she/he grow up to be strong. May she/he learn to do what’s right and not to do what’s wrong. And God, please bless our child, may she/he learn to love. And to give of herself/himself instead of giving up.

                                        (Repeat Chorus)

Oh God, please bless our child, in the choices she/he will make. May she/he ask Your guidance, in every step she/he takes. Oh God, please bless our child, may she/he come to know Your Son. And may she/he understand, why You’ve done the things You’ve done.

                                         (Repeat Chorus)

Oh God, please bless our child, and her/his parents, too. May we grow together, as a family unto You.

                                         New Chorus:

And may You raise us up, in the way that we should go. So we will not depart from it, as we are growing old.

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                                                     Jacob’s Heart 

This is a song I wrote in memory of our first child. The child my wife and I chose to abort.

This song is a prayer, a confession and a love letter to our son, Jacob. I sang it at his memorial service.

                           

How can I remember, who I’ve never known.

How can I see someone, if He can’t be shown.

Oh, Lord, show me Jacob’s heart.

How can I hear someone, that has never talked.

How can I walk with one, who has never walked.

Oh, Lord, show me Jacob’s heart.

Let me hear the beat, that I never heard.

let me hold his hand, hear his first word.

Don’t want to think about, how I made him cry.

Don’t want him to ever ask me,” Why?”

Oh, Lord, show me Jacob’s Heart.

How do I say I’m sorry, for doing what I’ve done

for taking the life, of my first born son.

Oh, Lord, show me Jacob’s heart.

“Forgive them Father,

they know not what they do”,

I know that this, was Jacob’s prayer too .

Oh, Lord, show me Jacob’s Heart.

Let me hear the sound, of laughing in my ears,

the playing of the games, the drying of the tears

I don’t want to remember, turning him away

I don’t want to forget, what I long to hear him say.

Oh, Lord, show me Jacob’s heart.

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                                       You Surpass Them All  

This song was written for my wife on Mother’s day 1999.

                                     

1) In the silence of the night, when the child cries out with fright, it is to their delight, that you hear their call.

                                     Refrain:

Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.

2) Oh the beauty of your face, and the warmth of your embrace, no treasure could replace, with you I am enthralled.

                                      (Repeat Refrain)

                                        Chorus:

No one can love the way you love, you give yourself away. You’ve given more to this family than we could ever repay.

3) You’re built on rock, your foundation’s sound, the storms of life don’t knock you down, you’re my anchor, my solid ground, steady as a wall.

                                     (Repeat Refrain) 

4) I hope that I can be for you, all that you need me to, so I can prove my love for you, is true to the call.

                                      ( Repeat Refrain)  (Repeat Chorus)  

5) So sleep my love and dream your dreams, and in the morning when it seems, that we don’t know how much you mean, I hope you will recall….

Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. (Pro. 31: 29)  (NIV)

2 Responses

  1. How wonderful that you wrote this song for your daughter! Children are such a great blessing, and they do change our lives for the better. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Blessings,

    Carol

  2. Thank you, Carol. I really enjoyed your blog, too.

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