Oh My Child

Oh my child, how I wonder
What the future holds for you
And I pray the lord above us
That His kindness be with you
In your life, there will be some sorrow
And in your life there will be some joy
Through it all I hope tomorrow
Will be a place for all to enjoy.
Oh my child, Oh my child, Oh my child.

And as you walk on life’s long journey
Take to heart the love we gave
Stay close to the dreams you planned on
Don’t be discouraged if they fall away
Know that the tempters jesters will come
To lead you on a fools charade
Forget not what you had learned
As we knelt by my bed to pray.
Oh my child, Oh my child, Oh my child.

I dream the world for you
In hopes that you will succeed
Success is not measured by
All the grain this whole world can glean
Be sure to call when you get lonely
I’m only a heart beat away
My shoulders are here for you
So go ahead and cry them tears I say.
Oh my child, Oh my child, Oh my child.

So tell me now have I been a friend
Your father through thick and thin
How I hope that I’ve been for you
What my father would want me too
And as I think of my own past
I think of my loving dad
How I hope that I’ve been for Him
What you have been for me
Oh my child, oh my child.
Oh my child, Oh my child, Oh my child.