Daddy's Arms

Daddy, can you leave the hall light on?
I can't fall asleep when I'm all alone.
'Cause if I close my eyes, I may have a bad dream.
If I cry in the night who will come for me?

Daddy's arms will rescue me.

Daddy, I don't think I can learn to swim.
I fear I'm gonna sink if I jump right in.
I don't have a vest or my floaties on.
But I see you in the deep with your open arms.

Daddy's arms will rescue me.

Yes, I wanna know how the big boys feel,
But I only wanna ride with my training wheels.
'Cause if I fall down I will scrape my knee.
Maybe if you run right along with me.

Daddy's arms will rescue me.


Words and Music by Karl Kohlhase
© 2004 karl kohlhase

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"Children are a gift from the Lord..."

Psalm 127:3

I have been blessed with two precious sons, and they are gifts from God, indeed. My wife and kids drove up to Minnesota for a month this past summer to see family (we live 1,000 miles away in Mississippi). I devoted that month of quiet to writing and recording this CD, since it is very difficult to record in the midst of the usual madness that accompanies two little boys running around the house. I enjoyed the peace and quiet, but you can hear the heartache of a man missing his wife and kids in this song and the previous one devoted to my wife, "My Kind of Girl".

I am proud to report that my 5 year old graduated from the training wheels soon after they returned from Minnesota. They grow up so fast.

Lord, help me to savor every moment.







In writing Christian music,
lyrics have to be
the heartbeat of the song.
After all, it is the lyrics
that primarily distinguish Christian music
from secular music.
It's not the only mark
of distinction,
but it is
the most important.