My Father's love for me (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: My Father's Love for Me
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: S
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: composer

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Original text and translations

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The God of earth and heaven, almighty and all wise
Who rules o'er every nation from his throne amid the skies
Who grants us life and daily bread, and every perfect gift
Bids us call him "Father," and freely come to him

And I have learned to trust his providence to know and fill my needs
As I have seen his goodness mirrored in my earthly father's deeds

The Spirit beareth witness within the hearts of men
Teaching truth and righteousness; defending us from sin;
Comforting our sorrow; guiding us in prayer;
Calling us God's children; confirming us his heirs

And I have learned to heed this counselor in every doubtful choice
As I have heard his gentle wisdom echoed in my father's voice

Our Savior left his Father's throne to mark our earthly path
To lead us home, inheritors of all the Father hath
To suffer every mortal grief that man may ever know
To bear the pain of all our sin as though it were his own

And I have learned to give my heart to him who died on Calvary
As I have felt his love reflected in my father's love for me.

I have learned to trust the perfect love of him I cannot see
For he has given me this parable: my father's love for me.