My Daddy said he had a gift
That he'd like to give to me.
Oh so, many years ago,
As I sat upon his knee.
He said it would last forever
And that it could never be lost.
And to me he'd freely give it,
to me, no matter what the cost.
He whispered how he loved me more
than all the stars above.
Then promised to always keep me safe,
and warm within his love.
He explained his gift was precious
no limit on what it would bring.
And prayed one day I'd understand,
just what his gift would mean.
He said his gift would see me
Through good times and the bad.
And that his gift would feel the pain,
from things that made me sad.
I know you must still wonder
just what this gift could be.
What was it my daddy gave me,
long ago, as I sat upon his knee?
I suppose that I should tell you
although it's plain to see.
For my Daddy opened up his Heart,
and gave his treasured love to me.