Monday, September 20, 2010

Hallelujah for Dad



It started when you were just a boy
Your devilish grin the girls found coy
I bet you broke some hearts before we knew you
But then you really found romance
From the girl you met at that college dance
And when she smiled your heart sang Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Married now with a brood of four
No family could ever want for more
Our love for you was more than I can tell you
You challenged us to do our best
Our life with you was truly blessed
It's a warm and it's a lovely Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Proud and strong, you never cried
Until the day our brother died
Behind closed doors, it broke my heart to hear you
You wore for us a firm, brave face
And consoled us all with your embrace
And in your arms we all cried Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

When sickness struck despite the pain
Not for a moment did you complain
The cancer seeping, deeper and deeper through you
You smiled from your wheeled chair
You wrote a book of dreams you shared
And from your lips you still prayed Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I know there is a God above
Who’s filled our lives with joy and love
And now we feel sure that He is with you
No longer will you feel pain
The son you lost, you’ve found again
It's a warm and it's a joyous Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

4 comments:

Popo said...

A very loving and touching tribute. I could feel the love in all of the pictures.

rebecca @ altared spaces said...

Very telling. I never met your dad and yet I could feel his life unfold. Thank you for this lovely picture melody.

Guy G. said...

wow, very inspirational. Found it randomly. Thanks so much for sharing.

Yvette said...

Guy G,
I clicked through to your profile to see if I could thank you and I'll I found was that you are subscribed to 366 Days of Kindness. Based on that and your very thoughtful comment to me... a stranger.. I would say you are a very kind person, indeed!

Thank you for your random act of kindness. I will happily pay it forward!