Born of Light

7-31-13

Lyrics by Debra Alt, Music by D. Alt, M.DiMichele, H. Schock, P. Scialabba ©

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A young girl learns to tie her shoes without a guiding hand
She walks into a kitchen like an empty promised land
Another hungry morning, with only fear to keep her strong
She fights the tears of longing for a mother long since gone

She hugs her books in tightly with a coat that’s worn and old
Then gently pulls the door behind a man who’s still out cold
Breathing in the air of freedom, she prays no one will see
The bruises he delivered when he tucked her into sleep

CHORUS – Each child is born of light, a child has the right
To be brought from their darkness and fright, they must survive
For each child is born of light

Walking home the long way for reasons she can’t name
She thinks about the night ahead and how she wishes things could change
Then spotted waiting on her stairway, someone who’s talked about a plan
Is now promising to help her as she reaches out her hand

CHORUS – A child is born of light, whenever we find
A child who is wounded inside, for them we must fight
For each child is born of light

BRIDGE – We’ll build a shelter where hope can be restored A new life starts with just one open door

CHORUS – Each child is born of light, each child that we find
In need of protection and pride, can’t be denied
For each child is born of light

CHORUS – Each child is born of light, each child has the right
To be brought from their darkness and fright, they must survive
For each child ……. Is born of light

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