He knew we’d need protection And shelter from the cold Food to eat and clothes to wear And memories when we’re old.
He knew we’d need instruction To guide us day by day
He knew we’d need a gentle touch When going our own way.
He knew we’d need a champion When threatened by a foe
He knew we’d need some tenderness When dealt a harmful blow.
He knew we’d need a mentor Who’d walk that extra mile Some teasing and some laughter To make life more worthwhile. He knew we’d need a tree fort built A broken toy repaired
A hand to hold, an ear to hear A double doggy dared.
He knew we’d need some wisdom Beyond our childish whims Courage, love and patience too And casts on broken limbs.
He knew we’d need encouragement To get us through this life He knew we’d need a model For how to love a wife.
A voice of simple reason To get us through our fads He knew we’d all need heroes That’s why God gave us dads.