from Mrs. Margaret Kimbrough: “The Allens gave me permission too use the words of their song any time I wanted to.  If you feel it will be an encouragement to our parents, please use it.”

There’s a little boy with tousled hair, at his father’s knee
Listening to nursery rhymes and stories of the sea.
But the tales are not of godly men, fairy tales instead.
Pirates, kings and sugar plums, dancing in his head.

Well the little boy becomes a man searching for the truth
Listening to the voices now from days out of his youth.
But the word he hears inside his head don’t tell him what to be
‘Cause they’re nothing more than nursery rhymes and stories of the sea. .

Now a little boy with tousled hair at his father’s knee
Needs much more than nursery rhymes and stories of the sea.
He needs someone to share God’s love and show him how to pray
And the truth that’s planted in his heart will grow the man someday.

As the twig is bent is how the tree will grow.
As the heart is planted is how the heart will know.
If you lead a child to Jesus, that’s where his feet will go.
For as the twig is bent is how the tree will grow.