Friday, August 05, 2005

Daddy's Hands

Submitted by Tashina Marker

I remember Daddy's hands,
folded silently in prayer and reaching out to touch me
when I had a nightmare.
Well, there was quite a story in those calluses and lines,
the years of work and worry had left their mark behind
and I remember Daddy's hands,
how they held my mama tight
and patted my back for something done right.
There are things that I've forgotten that I loved about the men,
but I'll always remember the love in Daddy's hands.
Daddy's hands were soft and kind
when I was cryin',
Daddy's hand 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.
And I remember Daddy's hands a workin' till they bled,
sacrificing unselfishly to keep us all fed.
If I could start over and live my life again,
I'd never take for granted
the love in Daddy's hands.
Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin,
Daddy's hands were as hard as steel when I done wrong,
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle,
but I've come to understand
there was always love
in Daddy's hands.




6 comments:

Tashina said...

I enjoyed your lullaby sites, no, I loved them!!!! I think that it's a wonderful thing that you have done.I don't have any children for I am not married & am only 19 yrs old, but I do believe that singing has such an impact on children. I know that one of my sisters Sasha almost 8 yrs old loves to sing,(but not in front of us she's very bashful) she has always been surrounded by music. I mean music, not modern day rap pop or what ever else, but well...music. Gospel, celtic, instrumental, oprea ect... So I think it's wonderful that you have created these sites!!!!
Praise be to God-Tashina
P.S You women all have wonderful voices!!!

Lori Ann in L.A. said...

Praise the LORD Tashina! I'm so glad Susana told me you had posted a couple of songs as this one just ministered to me. The Lord has blessed you with a sweet and soothing voice. Please keep singing.

Sincerely,

Erin said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Lori Ann in L.A. said...

Beautiful!

Jenny said...

Great!!!

Michelle said...

You have an absolutely beautiful voice!!!! I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face thinking of my father!!!! Thank you for sharing it.