Daddy's Hands

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 Mama tight,
And patted my back for something
I'd done right.

There are things I've forgotten
That I loved about that man,
But I'll always remember the love
In Daddy's hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind
When I was crying,
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 till 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.

Written by Holly Dunn

The song "Memories" written and performed by Margi Harrell