Hands (a song of my father)

My dad's birthday is in January, so I--with the help of my wife Heather--recorded a new version of an older song I wrote for him in 2009. Enjoy!

Lyrics:

Your hands are the strongest hands
That I've ever known
They picked me up and held me together
When my world was falling down
They wiped my tears and dried my face
Taught me fear and taught me grace
Picked me up and spun me around

Where would I go without you here?
What kind of darkness would I find
If you had never shown me light?
Though my hands have grown
I still need your hands
I still need your hands
I still need them

Your hands are the strongest hands
That I've ever known
They picked me up and held me together
When my heart was breaking
My hands have held many things but
When they hold my true love
They only hold because you first showed me what it is to love

Where would I go without you here?
What kind of darkness would I find
If you had never shown me light?
Though my hands have grown
I still need your hands
I still need your hands
I still need them

Your hands showed me mercy
Your hands showed me that the right things
Aren't always easy
They hold me when I'm broken
They hold me when I'm wrong
They showed me I belong
How could I deserve,
oh God I don't deserve

Where would I go without you here?
What kind of darkness would I find
if you had never shown me light?
Though my hands have grown
I still need your hands
I still need your hands
I still need them