Remember tucking your babies in bed
Pulling up the covers and kissing their head

Remember the peace you felt inside [1]
Remember feeling puffed up with pride

Remember keeping them from harms way
And every night for them we’d pray [2]

Remember how we took on their pain
Remember how we bore their shame

Remember how we endured their strife [3]
We most certainly would give our life

Our love for our children is very strong
No matter what they would do wrong [4]

So too, it is with the Lord above
He who extends us unconditional love

How He must suffer as do we
When our children stray away from thee[5]

God our heavenly Father above
Gave us choice with discerning love

As parents we know we must let go
Letting our children be free to grow

The Lord remembers his children well
He gave His life to save us from hell [6]

By Estelle P. Shrum

[1] (Proverbs 17:6)
[2] (Proverbs 29:17)
[3] (Proverbs 23:13-14)
[4] (Proverbs 20:11)
[5] (Proverbs 22:6)
[6] (John 3:16)