Daddy dear, tell me please, is it true what they say
in the heaven there’s a cup that gets fuller each day
And I’ve heard that Hashem keeps it close nearby
And He fills it with His tears each time that He cries
Zeide told me, daddy dear, did he tell you the same
That when sorrow strikes His people, Hashem feels all the pain
Tell me why does He cry far away in the sky
Tell me why, daddy dear, are there tears in your eyes?
Little one, little one, it is true, yes it’s true
Zeide told me years ago, and his dad told him too
Fathers cry for their children, and Hashem does the same
When we hurt, so does He, yes He feels our pain
Tears of pity from His eyes in His cup sadly flow
‘Til one day when it’s full all our troubles will go
We will dance, we will fly, you and I like the birds
And I cry little one ‘cuz I’m touched by your words
One more question, daddy dear, answer please if you will
Just how deep is this cup, tell me when will it fill
Don’t you think it is time that the Sun forever shine
Don’t you think it is time, dear daddy of mine?
Little one, it is time, and I’ve questioned that too
So let us ask Him, together, together me and you
Father dear, do you hear our worries, our fears
Will Your eyes ever dry, is Your cup filled with tears?