Song for you

The Warmth of the Irish is in your heart

The lilt of the Irish in your lovely voice

The songs and the music upon your lips

Sings to me of you

 

The fun of the Irish is in your laugh

The toil of the Irish is in your hands

The kindness and shelter you freely give

Sings to me of you

 

The sureness of your faith

Your strong and constant prayer

Helped you endure the hardships of life

The refuge you provide

Your strength and sacrifice

Shines through the dark

Revealing the light 

 

The blood of the Irish is in your veins

Your life and your story honours the name

Your humour and sparkle lights up your face

And sings to me of you

 

Far from old Ireland you grew up to be

A wonderful woman with quiet dignity

Your gentle acceptance of dreams that were lost

Sings to me of you

 

This is my song for you

This is my prayer for you

You gave me faith, you gave me life

This is my song for you

The depth of my love for you

Here is my heart, here is my voice

 

Lyrics: John Matteson/Chris Skinner

Music: Chris Skinner