More Than a Child - Original Lyrics

The initial lyrics, above, were written in December 1987. One change you can see, which helped shape the rest of the song, was the change from the indirect "He carried the weight of the world in His hand" to the direct addressing of the Lord: "You carried the weight of the world in Your hand." The parentheses around the words (For) and (In) in the first verse are really just my way of indicating that they are sung on the pickup note just before to the next measure. The parentheses around (You), on the other hand, was a holdover from being an alternate word. In verse 1, although I originally wrote "peace in my heart", I've written and sung it ever since as "peace in my life".

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