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Lord Protect My Child

Bob Dylan © 1983 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @

2 May 1983
cd imgROUGH CUTS (T-346)

2 May 1983

Infidels session 17, Power Station NYC - 2.may.1983, take 4
Infidels session 17, Power Station NYC - 2.may.1983, take 7, BS-3 version

For his age he is wise
He's got his mother's eyes
There's gladness in his heart
He's young an' he's wild
My only prayer is if I can't be there
Lord protect my child.

As his youth now unfolds
He is centuries old
See him at play makes me smile
No matter what happens to me
No matter what my destiny
Lord protect my child.

While the whole earth is asleep
You can look at him an' weep
Few things you find are worthwhile
And though I don't ask for much
No material things to touch
Lord protect my child.

He's young and on fire
Full of hope and desire
In a world that's been raped, raped and defiled
If I fall along the way
And can't see another day
Lord protect my child.

There'll be a time I hear tell
When all will be well
When God an' men will be reconciled
But until men lose their chains
And righteousness reigns
Lord protect my child.

 Recording dates & record list

2 May 1983 1 ROUGH CUTS (b)
2 May 1983 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3