2005-06-19 “My Father’s Eyes”

Well, it’s Father’s Day here in the good ole U.S. of A. — so a Happy Father’s Day to all (if it applies to you). One of our SBS MVP’s not only is a father and a grandfather, but just found out that he became a great grandfather on the same day as his own birthday! Congratulations, Frank, and to your first great-grand daughter!

For our song of the week, I will skip my usual parody, and offer the following song lyrics to all of our fathers (and grandfathers, and great grandfathers) — a song that says it all — how we grow up to be and reflect all that is good in our lives. My youngest daughter still loves to sing this song to me. I believe it was the very first hit for Amy Grant way back in 1979, when she was still a teenager — and she also wrote the words and music!

My Father’s Eyes
by Amy Grant

MP3 http://www.amy-grant.com/Medienarchiv/Audio/MP3/MyFathersEyes/FathersEyes.mp3

I may not be every mother’s dream for her little girl,

And my face may not grace the mind of everyone in the world.

But that’s all right, as long as I can have one wish I pray:

When people look inside my life, I want to hear them say,

She’s got her father’s eyes, her father’s eyes;

Eyes that find the good in things,

When good is not around;

Eyes that find the source of help,

When help just can’t be found;

 

Eyes full of compassion,

Seeing every pain;

Knowing what you’re going through

And feeling it the same.

Just like my father’s eyes, my father’s eyes,

my father’s eyes,

Just like my father’s eyes.

 

And on that day when we will pay for all the deeds we have done,

Good and bad they’ll all be had to see by everyone.

And when you’re called to stand and tell just what you saw in me,

More than anything I know, I want your words to be,

 

She had her father’s eyes, her father’s eyes;

Eyes that found the good in things,

When good was not around;

Eyes that found the source of help,

When help would not be found;

 

Eyes full of compassion,

Seeing every pain;

Knowing what you’re going through,

And feeling it the same.

Just like my father’s eyes, my father’s eyes,

My father’s eyes,

Just like my father’s eyes.


Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
“The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long”

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