Song for Liam

At church on Sunday (with Peter’s family – not our church at home) there was a baby dedication. Little one-month-old Liam.

Someone in the congregation wrote and performed a song for the occasion. And like any good pregnant woman, I cried through the entire thing.

Song for Liam

Verse 1 (female)

Such a strange sight to me; without words yet I want to speak.
Tell you all my heart is holding, overflowing with thankfulness,
Realizing I’m truly blessed, that it’s you my arms are holding,
And I feel Your blessing washing over me.

Chorus

Look at your fingers, look at the details in your eyes,
I know my God spent many moments,
Dreaming of your precious life,
Look at your wonder, look at your curiosity,
Father give me all that I’ll need, that he’ll see You through me,
That every time I marvel at this child,
I’ll feel Your blessing washing over me.

Verse 2 (male)

I pray Father, walk with me;
Daily teaching, training, be all I’m lacking in this journey;
As You’re mine, may I be father, hero, provider of need
To this child on our journey.
Lord I feel Your blessing washing over me.

(Words and music by Gretchen Jester)

Peter, of course, found the song extremely cheesy and laughed at my sappiness. Looking back, I don’t remember a note of the melody, and yes, the words could be considered cheesy, but at the time it seemed like the most sentimental, heartfelt new parent song in the world.

I do still think this is a really great line though, and one that I pray often: “Father give me all that I’ll need, that he’ll see You through me.”

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