Irene

Hush little baby baby don’t you cry Daddy’s gonna sing you a lullaby Everything’s gonna be alright The Lord’s gonna answer your prayer tonight Hush little baby don’t you cry Daddy’s gonna sing you a lullaby Everything’s gonna be alright The Lord’s gonna answer your prayer Last night I had a dream you was the homecoming queen Today you’re 18, happy birthday Irene Quit school you had to drop out to raise your little child Doesn’t seem to be anyone around You got to reach up to touch rock bottom The powers that be keep you downtrodden Daughter of Zion, I heard your prayer Just cast your cares and please beware of snakes They come in all shapes and sizes Tempt you, put scales on your eyelids Don’t waste your sorrows They’ll give you strength… tomorrow Your Calvary’s about to come so Keep your head up, don’t you ever let up This storm will pass you be ready for the next one Hey little girl with the pressures of the world on your shoulders Don’t say that it’s over I heard your prayers, just cast your cares And I’ll be there so don’t you fear CHORUS Irene I carried you when you was too weak to walk I took to you when you gave your heart to God Faithful and true, that’s what I’ll always be to you Believe in you, believe in Me and these mountains have to move You have dreams and aspirations I knew you before creation Your foundation’s solid I will give you a palace, restore your soul You’ll be up for any challenge Many storms are on the way better sharpen your faith Count the cost, take up your cross And wear it every day Rest in Me and I will give you strength Blessed is she, Irene who seeks my face CHORUS Father I’m stronger than when I first believed