“Love Without End, Amen”:
“Love Without End, Amen” is a song written by Aaron Barker, and recorded by American country music singer George Strait. It was released in April 1990 as the lead-off single from his album Livin’ It Up. The song spent five weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, giving Strait his first multi-week No. 1, as his last 18 Number Ones had only spent one week at the top.
The song is a mid-tempo tune whose singer recalls being sent home one day from school for fighting when he was a child, and he tells his father what had happened, expecting punishment from his father. Instead his father tells him that fathers always love their children, and that such love is a “love without end, Amen.”
On the original 45 record, it was paired with another good song: The B-Side was “Too Much of Too Little”.
George Strait – Love Without End, Amen Lyrics
I got sent home from school one day with a shiner on my eye.
Fightin’ was against the rules and it didn’t matter why.
When dad got home I told that story just like I’d rehearsed.
And then stood there on those tremblin’ knees and waited for the worst.
And he said, “Let me tell you a secret about a father’s love,
A secret that my daddy said was just between us.”
He said, “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then.
It’s a love without end, amen, it’s a love without end, amen.”
When I became a father in the spring of ’81
There was no doubt that stubborn boy was just like my father’s son.
And when I thought my patience had been tested to the end,
I took my daddy’s secret and I passed it on to him.
Last night I dreamed I died and stood outside those pearly gates.
When suddenly I realized there must be some mistake.
If they know half the things I’ve done, they’ll never let me in.
And then somewhere from the other side I heard these words again.