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New Father: Lyrics

Updated: Jun 1


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Lyrics for “New Father”

track 8 from Child Coming Home (album, 2019)


Verse 1:

June 13th, the milk carton says,

Is when this drink will expire

And that date makes me think,

And, I admit, perspire

Because on June 13th my wife is due

To release to the world this child she grew And I admit that before I thought that I knew

How to keep from getting too hot and bothered.

But that was before, that was before, That was before I was a new father But now I’m a new father I am a new father

Verse 2: July 25th has come and gone

Another year since our wedding. I had so many dreams now gone from my life

Like the hair of a dog that is shedding But listen: one by one as I laid them down My heart was filled with a truth as light yet profound As the weight of my son I lift from the ground

And who with gentle voice says, “Father, I love you”

Bridge: When I was a child, I thought like a child I talked like a child. I reasoned like a child

But love grew me up

Love taught me that

It’s not about me So now I’m living for love Because love set me free

Verse 3: Decades pass like fading grass My child has grown in a moment I sang love’s song and he sang along But did I love him well? Has he known it? And though my heart does reach for days gone past I don’t fear for the future

I’m safe in the grasp

Of a fierce, grand love that will never elapse:

The Son of God laid down his life for my pardon

So I am a son, I am son, forever a son Of my Heavenly Father, my Heavenly Father

My Everlasting Father

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