by Holly Dunn
I remember daddy's hands folded silently in prayer
And reachin' out to hold me, when I had a nightmare
You could read quite a story in the callous' 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 done right
There are things that I'd forgotten that I loved about the man
But I'll always remember the love in daddy's hands
Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'
Daddy's hands 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.
I remember daddy's hands workin' 'til 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.
Walk a Little Slower Daddy
"Walk a little slower, Daddy"
Says your little child so small.
"I’m following in your footsteps,
And I’m trying not to fall."
Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they’re hard to see
So walk a little slower, Daddy
For you are leading me.
Someday when I’m all grown up,
It’s like you I hope to be
Then I will have a little child
Who’ll want to follow me.
And I will want to lead just right,
And know that I am true,
So, walk a little slower, Daddy
For I must follow you.
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