This song was written and recorded by Mark Schultz… included on his album, Broken & Beautiful.

Mark Mitchell Schultz (born September 16, 1970) is a contemporary Christian music artist. He has been nominated for numerous Dove Awards, winning his first at the 2006 Dove Awards.
Schultz began writing songs for the youth at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN, and their families. He wrote personal songs of people’s struggles as well as songs for certain church events. The members of the church – and specifically the mothers of the youth group – saw the potential in Mark and helped organize a concert starring himself at the Ryman auditorium; it was held in 2000. Tickets were sold at FPC and all over Nashville by the women of the church. The auditorium was full that night. After the Ryman show, Schultz was offered a record deal with Myrrh Records. The songs performed at the Ryman concert made up Schultz’s first record. This virtually unheard-of feat for a new artist landed Schultz not only a record deal where he went on to sell over 1.3 million albums, but also garnered him 10 No. 1 singles to date. Schultz has landed the top spot on Billboard’s Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriter list and has been featured on 48 Hours, CNN and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

This song describes a lifetime of love between a boy and a girl… who became husband and wife. It’s a great picture of what life-long love… eternal love… looks like.
Bible Reference… Genesis 2:18-25; Proverbs 30:18,19; Mark 10:9; 1Corinthians 13:4-8; Ephesians 5:25-33; 1Peter 3:7

Looking back, he sees it all; it was her first date the night he came to call.
Her dad said, “Son, have her home on time,
and promise me you’ll never leave her side.”
He took her to a show in town… and he was ten feet off the ground.

        He was walking her home, and holding her hand.
        Oh, the way she smiled; it stole the breath right out of him.
        Down that old road, with the stars up above;
        he remembers where he was the night he fell in love.
        He was walking her home.

Ten more years and a waiting room; at half past one
and the doctor said, “Come in and meet your son.”
His knees went weak when he saw his wife;
she was smiling as she said, “He’s got your eyes.”
And, as she slept he held her tight; his mind went back to that first night. (CHORUS)

        He walked her through the best days of her life.
        Sixty years together, and he never left her side.

A nursing home at eighty-five, and the doctor said, “It could be her last night.”
And the nurse said, “Oh, should we tell him now,
or should he wait until the morning to find out?”
When they checked her room that night, he was laying by her side. (2nd CHORUS)

        2nd CHORUS:
        Oh, he was walking her home, and holding her hand;
        Oh, the way she smiled when he said, “This is not the end.”
        And, just for a while, they were eighteen
        and she was still more beautiful to him than anything.
        He was walking her home. He was walking her home.

Looking back, he sees it all; it was her first date the night he came to call.


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