Benjamin Hastings – A Father’s Blessing Lyrics

 

A Father’s Blessing Lyrics Benjamin Hastings

A Father’s Blessing Lyrics

 

A Father’s Blessing Lyrics by Benjamin Hastings

 

Look at ya kid

You’re growing up quick
And I can’t seem to tell you to slow

There’ll soon come a day
And it scares me to death
When you tell me you’re ready to go

And now, you’re as quick as a whip
With your hands on your hips
Only eyes that could rival your mum’s

So proudly I’ll watch
You make the world better off
So my prayer is wherever you go

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind blow where you lead
May the sun shine on your face while the rain falls on your fields
May the world lie down before you
May you be all you can be
But may all those roads you roam wind home to me

And I’ll be at your games
Cause my folks did the same
And I’ll pour your first glass of Bordeaux
Watch me ruin your palate for anything else
So in your youth you can’t afford to get drunk

And oh, there’s lips to be kissed
And there’s ones to be missed
And you won’t keep my two cents for long

So you’ll make your mistakes
Like your ma’ an da’ did
Until one day you stumble on love

So may the Lord be kind to keep you
And may the Devil fear your reach
May your pockets fill with gold and yet your heart be void of greed
May the darkness bow before you
May you find the light you seek
May all those roads you roam wind home to me
(Let all those roads come home)
(May all those roads come home, come home to me)

Listen up kid
I love you to bits
And I wish life would learn to be slow

There’ll soon come a day
And God I hope I’m well aged
When I tell you it’s my turn to go

And death’s cruel I’ll admit
But mourn for me quick
And look after those kids of your own

And just make different mistakes
Than your ma’ and da’ made
And make our ceiling look like your floor

So may the road rise up to meet you
May your laughter fill the streets
May you children be as kind to you
As you have been to me

And when your life’s been lived for all it’s worth
And your grandkids let you leave
May all those roads you roam wind home to me
Oh, may all those roads you roam wind home to me