Precious Child by Karen Taylor-Good

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‘Precious Child’ is written and performed by Karen Taylor-Good, an American singer/songwriter. She has written songs for many well known country music stars, but this song was written for her sister Bonnie, whose 21 year old son was murdered. Karen was asked to sing at a local candle-lighting ceremony for the Compassionate Friends organisation, who hold this annual event for everyone in the community who have children that have passed away at any age from any cause. 

Karen was eating breakfast at a waffle house when the song suddenly came to her. She wrote the music and lyrics on a napkin. A week later, she recorded it. The song was performed at the candle-lighting ceremony, and since then it has become a popular song choice for parents looking for a beautiful song to play at a funeral or memorial for their child.

 

Source: GrievingParent.com

Lyrics

In my dreams, you are alive and well
Precious child, precious child
In my mind, I see you clear as a bell
Precious child, precious child
In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart, there is hope
‘Cause you are with me still

In my heart, you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho’ it may be true that we’re apart
You will live forever… In my heart

In my plans, I was the first to leave
Precious child, precious child
But in this world, I was left here to grieve
Precious child, my precious child

In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart there is hope
And you are with me still

In my heart you live on
Always there, never gone
Precious child, you left too soon,
Tho’ it may be true that we’re apart
You will live forever… In my heart

God knows I want to hold you,
See you, touch you
And maybe there’s a heaven
And someday I will again
Please know you are not forgotten until then

In my heart you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho’ it may be true that we’re apart
You will live forever… In my heart

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Songwriters: KAREN TAYLOR-GOOD
Precious Child lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.