When You Were A Child

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10 When you were a child (Hosea 11.1-4)

God’s forgiveness never ends, is never exhausted.

D

When you were a child I loved you.

G A7

When you were a child I called your name.

Bm

Taught you how to walk and caught you,

G A7

wrapped you in my arms and held you safe.

D A7

Yet you didn’t understand it was me,

D A7 D

looking after you. It was me looking after you.

D

I led you with reins of kindness,

G A7

Guided you with leading strings of love.

Bm

Raised you to my cheek and held you,

G A7

Stooping down to you I gave you food.

D A7

Yet you walked away from me, and I knew

D A7 D

you didn’t understand how I felt, when you turned away from me.

A7 Bm

Yet I will love you still my child,

G

my heart will never change.

A7

Compassion floods my soul. . .

D

and my anger dies away.

D

When you were a child I loved you.

G A7

When you were a child I called your name.

Bm

Taught you how to walk and caught you,

G A7

wrapped you in my arms and held you safe.

D A7

Yet you didn’t understand it was me,

D A7 D

looking after you. It was me looking after you.

Paraphrase from ‘The Smile of Love’ Joyce Huggett, page 105 Hodder &Stoughton.

Music©1995 Sheila Hamil