|What Have You Done With It All|
|by C. Carson Parks|
When I was a child with a new Christmas toy,
I was careless like most every girl and boy
And it wouldn't be long before the pieces were all gone
And my momma would sing me this song: (she'd sing)
What have you done with the gifts you were given
Did you use them or waste them in riotous livin'
Did you spread them around, bring a smile or a frown
What have you done with 'em all?
Well the years went by and I grew to be a lad.
I would run out of money and I'd get some from my dad
And it wouldn't be long before the money was all gone
And my daddy would sing me this song. (he'd sing)
Now I have time, and talent, and comfort, and love
And really I didn't earn 'em, they were gifts from above
Oh my blessings are plenty, but there are some who haven't any,
And that's a thing I can make something of.
Because the ages will roll, and I'll be called before the throne
Where all of my blessings and my actions are known
And it may not be long before my time is all gone
And the angels will sing me this song. (they'll sing)
|© - 2001 Greenwood Music Co. - BMI|