Only Hope ~ A Song

All week long my 7-year-old has been singing back to me the lyrics of “Only Hope.” This is a biographical song I wrote when my dad was trying to recover from cancer. During that time I witnessed my mother’s incredible devotion and my father’s amazing will to live. 

In the second verse of “Only Hope,” I prayed that my dad could live long enough to see me married and know any kids I might have. Little did I know that both he and my mother would die before I even met my husband. Yet despite the fact that my parents never met him or their granddaughters on earth, there are countless times I’ve watched Spirit connect us all… like when my 7-year-old sings my songs about them… In these moments, it’s as if the fullness of hope is realized. 

To hear “Only Hope” please use the attached link: 
https://www.tammyannwinn.com/music/a/calling_deep 
It is the 6th track on the “Calling Deep” album. 

May you be inspired! 

“Only Hope” 
© Tammy Winn 

He calls out her name every night 
Mary Ann, Mary Ann 
Faithfully she’s there to quiet the fright 
For Jim, she loves him 
Marriage has blessed them thirty-seven years 
But the past five have been filled with oh so many tears 
He made it through the surgery, chemo, radiation 
Thank God 

Will it get any better 
The storms they weather 
One can only hope, only hope 

From a hospital bed his days begin 
How sad, poor dad 
And mom knows the drill, distributes every pill 
Doctors give; her husband lives 
Must be a miracle, he’s made it to see 
Six grandkids later, can he wait for me 
I want my dad to know the life I’m bound to have 
Someday 

Will it get any better 
The storms they weather 
One can only hope, only hope 

There’s nothing more to say that hasn’t been said 
It’s hard for me to wait and see 
So much despair quickly fills my head 
With all this grief it’s hard to believe 
But the Covenants we’ve heard of, years have called true 
And I will tightly cling to their promises with you 
For I want to always stay in my daddy’s loving arms 
Abba 

Will it get any better 
The storms they weather 
One can only hope, only hope

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