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Posted:  29 Oct 2006 08:54
don't know many words....sorry..i never knew you......another part is daddy...
Posted:  30 Oct 2006 03:29
I found the lyrics at the following website.  I hope they are what you are looking for.  Jeannette
http://arnet.pair.com/RedEllis/lyr/sorryknew.htm

Sorry, I Never Knew You


Last night as I lay sleeping a dream came to me
I dreamed about the end of time about eternity
I saw a million sinners fall on their face and pray
the Lord just sadly looked at them and this I heard Him say

Sorry, I never knew you, I have no record of your birth
sorry, I never knew you
go serve the one that you served while on earth


Well I thought that the time has surely come when I must face my trials
and I told the Lord that I had been a Christian all the while
and through his book he took a look and sadly shook his head
he placed me over on the left and this is what he said

Sorry, I never knew you, I have no record of your birth
sorry, I never knew you
go serve the one that you served while on earth


Well I saw my wife and children, I heard their loving voice
they must have been so happy, O how they did rejoice
their robes of white around them, a crown upon their head
my little girl looked up to me and this is what she said

Daddy, we can't go with you, we must dwell in the joy of our Lord
Sorry, but we still love you, but you'll never be our Daddy anymore

And then I awakened, the tears were in my eyes
and looking all around me and there to my surprise
there was my wife and children, I knew it was a dream
so kneeling at my bedside you should have heard me pray

Father who art in Heaven, I know you gave your only son
forgive me and let me serve thee, for I want to be ready when He comes
Posted:  26 May 2007 23:01   Last Edited By: Sherman
My Dad wrote this song. He wrote it in either late 1949 or early 1950.
Posted:  29 May 2007 19:00
SO YOU ARE SHERMAN BRANCHS CHILD?  I DIDNT KNOW HIM BUT I DID KNOW BRO. HENKEL LITTLE.  HENKEL WAS A GREAT MAN OF GOD AND I'M SURE IF YOUR FATHER WAS A FRIEND OF HIS, HE WAS TOO.  ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS AS WELL.
Posted:  15 May 2010 20:39
To Sherman: I heard that this was true. That the man who wrote the song actually had a dream about it. Since it was your Dad that wrote it, can you tell me if that is what really happened?  Thanks

Sorry, I never knew you.
Posted:  07 Jul 2010 03:45
To Sherman:  Do you have the music to "Sorry, I never knew you" ?
Posted:  27 Jul 2010 03:38
just happened upon this thread...was thinking about my grandfather's song. interesting to see my uncle posted a response on here. you can download it on itunes, i just did.
Posted:  11 Aug 2010 19:32   Last Edited By: steveliu
Here's a link on iTunes you can try.

Sorry I Never Knew You - 16 Great Southern Go ...

To the family of Mr. Branch, we'd love to hear any stories you have about this great song and the man who wrote it!

Thanks,
Steve
Posted:  04 Jan 2012 01:33
This is a wonderful and true song about the fate of our unsaved family and friends.  It clearly shows how they can get themselves out of this fatal condition. 

May God Bless the man who wrote this most important message in a beautiful song.

Juanita Schmitz
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