The Father’s Child

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Today is Father’s Day in the United States. My prayer is that every man knows the Father of the Universe in some way, as the great Father-Creator He is. Enjoy a happy and blessed Father’s Day!

1. The Father sends each precious child
To do a work so great.
He wraps his love in flesh and blood
To bring us to his gate.
The happy, sad, the good and bad
Are nothing in his light.
The Father doesn’t make mistakes;
He sends each precious child.

2. The Father helps his children grow
From long before our birth.
He wraps his love in flesh and blood
To do his will on earth.
The happy, sad, the good and bad
Remind us so we know
The Father doesn’t make mistakes;
He helps his children grow.

3. The Father is alive and well
Each moment that we live.
He wraps his love in flesh and blood
Because we are a gift.
The happy, sad, the good and bad,
And don’t forget to tell
The Father doesn’t make mistakes;
In us, alive and well.

4. The Father sent you as his child
To do a work so great.
He wraps* his love in flesh and blood
To bring you to his gate.
The happy, sad, the good and bad,
Are nothing in his light.
The Father doesn’t make mistakes;
He sent you as his child.

The Father doesn’t make mistakes;
You are his precious child.
You are the Father’s child.

*In the recording I sang “wrapped.” Recording this once was enough, with 2 strumming fingers still wrapped (no pun intended!) together.

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The Work He Performs in Me

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This is a testimony of God’s work! Concentration was in very short supply this week, and I have a full-blown Summer cold. On top of that, my right (strumming hand) pinkie is splinted, and the hand is very bruised. But God’s work is always completed, regardless of our outward circumstances. So no matter what you are going through, whether just this week or more ongoing, take heart! Be encouraged! And enjoy this song.

1. I painted by the numbers,
Picturing a picture of success.
I colored in the lines,
Thinking what I thought would be best.
But
Refrain:

2. I ordered from the menu,
Choosing only choices to be safe.
I checked the little boxes,
Just to score a score I could make.
But
Refrain:

3. I acted and pretended,
Speaking all my speeches from a page.
But God gives me a passion
And directs my direction on His stage.
‘Cause
Refrain: (Twice)

There is one thing that is sure,
It’s the Power of the Lord,
And the work He performs in me.

Refrain:
Good enough is not what I needed,
And predictible is not what I should be.
My fear of failure is defeated
By the one thing that is sure,
The Power of the Lord,
And the work He performs in me.

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You Bring Me Back

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No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
–Joshua 1:5 (NKJV)

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
–Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
–Luke 15:4-7 (NKJV)

You Bring Me Back – Lyrics

You bring me back to Yourself.

1. This world distracts,
Convincing me it has something I lack.
But You bring me back to Yourself.

2. This world confides,
Inviting me into the darkness inside.
But You bring me back to Yourself.
Refrain:

3. This world is frail.
It’s strong from a distance, and close up it fails.
But You bring me back to Yourself.

4. This world is Yours.
You make each illusion a lesson and more.
And You bring me back to Yourself.
Refrain:

You bring me back to Yourself.

Refrain:
You bring me back
And remind me that You never leave me.
You bring me back to Yourself.

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