Father’s Day – a prayer to Find us Faithful

Father’s day is fast approaching, and a bunch of us were asked to present a song for Father’s day in church.

And since that bunch included some fathers, they were asking, “Why are fathers presenting a song for father’s day?”. Shouldn’t they be sung to?

The choir-mistress had a quick and serious come-back to that – the song is meant to be a reflective one, sung by fathers too. *nothing left to say*

On another note, it’s actually one of my favourite songs, and incidentally the theme song of a church camp in some far flung island (Sedili?) when I was in my teens. I remember the impact those words made on me at that time, and the fact that it can still draw tears today.

So we hope that this Sunday, it is presented with sincere conviction, as a prayer of all believing fathers, this Father’s day. Happy Father’s Day to the best daddys in the world too – my daddy, my daddy-in-law and my children’s daddy!

You can hear it here too.

We’re pilgrims on the journey of the narrow road
And those who’ve gone before us line the way
Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God’s sustaining grace

Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
Let us run the race not only for the prize
But as those who’ve gone before us, let us leave to those behind us
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave, lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift through all we’ve left behind
May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave, lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave, lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

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