Gather Me

Cast beyond the broken dreams
Gather me tenderly, gently
Let me sob within your arms

As you whisper to my aching, longing soul

It's all right, Baby
Go ahead and cry
You need to cry.

That's what Daddy's shoulder is for.

In memory of my stepfather who was reluctant to give his shoulder,
For he rarely received that shoulder as a young boy.

"In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them:
in his love and in his pity he redeemed them;
and he bare them, and carried themall the days of old...
Doubtless You are Our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us,
and Israel acknowledge us not: You, O L-RD, are our Father, our redeemer;
Your name is from everlasting." Isaiah 63:9 & 16.