Daddy, You’re Not Alone


(This song was written for my father during one of his critical hospital stays.  He passed away January 15, 2008, and I miss him.)

1. I know you never thought it would be like this,

You never thought you’d be so weak.

Never thought you’d be dependent.

I know through all the years when you felt so strong,

It must’ve never crossed your mind

    That you’d face this moment.


In these midnight hours, I know it hurts.

In the pain and tears, you’ve got to wonder what it’s all worth;

But remember you’re not alone.

Even through the blackest night,

Even through the deepest water,

Daddy, you’re not alone.

You are in the arms of God,

Loved by your Heavenly Father

2. I guess I never thought it would be like this.

Never thought you’d grow so old,

Always thought you’d be my shelter.

And it never crossed my mind when you walked so tall

That your world could shrink so small;

I kinda thought you’d live here forever.

Coda:  “Daddy, you’re almost home.

             And Daddy, you’re not alone.”

Lilly 2-02

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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17 Responses to Daddy, You’re Not Alone

  1. Beautiful song, you must have missed your dad so much. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. reinkat says:

    A beautiful tribute and acknowledgement.

  3. randallslack says:

    I’m sure your daddy is proud of that song.

  4. How I can relate to this. My dad passed away on Valentine’s Day, 2008! I love your blog. Today is my first day here so I don’t even know how to post a profile picture or any other picture for that matter! I need to spend days learning- patience is a virtue! God bless!

  5. The good thing is that love never dies
    seen clearly in your beautiful song 🙂
    Perfect love!

  6. Reblogged this on Apronhead and commented:

    Reblogging an older blog with the lyrics for a song for dad.

  7. I also loved your tribute to you Dad. I live each day without mine honering him with trying to be happy as that is all he ever wwished for me and my brothers.

  8. Shez says:

    Lilly, such a beautiful song and a wonderful tribute. It’s so hard to watch a parent grow old and sick and see a tiny little bit of their life disappear daily. But it is also even harder to have them go way to young, to never grow old, to have children that never knew him. I’ve missed him every day for 40 years. No matter how young or old, when a parent is gone, they leave us with love, good memories and a big hole in our heart.

    • So sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a loved–no getting around that.

      • Shez says:

        Thank you but it’s all part of the circle. We will all be going home some day. Yes, we miss them, but we are strong because of them and we would rather they be free of the pain and the weakness and be home with God, than here on earth suffering. Right? 🙂

        • So true. It was hard seeing him diminish year after year, and in the end he suffered much. It was a relief knowing he was free of pain and with his Savior.

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