Little Ones

Artist: Phil Keaggy | Album: Ph’lip Side | © 1980 Sandtree Music / Birdwing Music / Cherry Lane Music Company

Who will speak up for the little ones?
Helpless and half abandoned
They’ve got the right to choose life, they don’t want to lose
I’ve got to speak up, won’t you?

Equal rights, equal time, for the unborn children
Their precious lives are on the line
How can we be rid of them?
Passing laws, passing out bills and new amendments
Pay the cost and turn about
And face the young defendants

Who will speak up for the little ones?
Helpless and half abandoned
They’ve got the right to choose life, they don’t want to lose
I’ve got to speak up, won’t you?

Many come and many go, conceived but not delivered
The toll is astronomical
How can we be indifferent

Little hands, little feet
Tears for Him who made you
Should all on earth forsake you now
But He’ll never forsake you

Who will speak up for the little ones?
Helpless and half abandoned
They’ve got the right to choose life, they don’t want to lose
I’ve got to speak up, won’t you?

Forming hearts, forming minds
Quenched before awakened
For so many deliberate crimes
The earth will soon be shaken

Little hands, little feet
Tears for Him who made you
Should all on earth forsake you now
But He’ll never forsake you

Who will speak up for the little ones?
Helpless and half abandoned
They’ve got the right to choose life, they don’t want to lose
I’ve got to speak up, won’t you?