"Lord Protect My Child" as written by and Bob Dylan....
For his age, he's wise
He's got his mother's eyes
There's gladness in his heart
He's young and 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
Just to see him at play makes me smile
No matter what happens to me
No matter what my destiny
Lord, protect my child

While the world is asleep
You can look at it and 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 and man will be reconciled
But until men lose their chains
And righteousness reigns
Lord, protect my child

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"Lord Protect My Child [outtake]" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General Comment"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's see another day
    lord, protect my child"
    that's my favorite verse. he's saying how innocent and beautiful his young son is even thought the world he lives in has been "raped and defiled". this song is very touching although i'm not sure when this song was written (anyone have a better guess than between 61-91? lol so i'm not sure if this was written for his first son or before that or after he'd had more children... either way it's a beautiful song :)
    jasssson May 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA gorgeous song. If I had to put a date on this song I'd guess early 80's due to Bob's voice, the drumbeat and that is when Dylan had kids that were in their formative years.
    windandwater313on August 20, 2013   Link

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