Fatherís Day Song
Cherished Father, kind yet strong,
Cherished Father, I sing your song.
Beloved and treasured, respected and admired,
A wealth of wisdom you have acquired.
Comfort and insight you do readily share
With a compassion beyond compare.
You guide and direct out of love for me;
Always my best you desire to see.
When the way is rocky, when the path unclear,
Your soothing words to my heart are dear.
This Fatherís Day I celebrate who you are,
Close to my heart, whether near or far.
For you are my Daddy, the Father I love,
Surely a blessing bestowed from Above.
My Heavenly Father I thank for you;
I praise Him for loving things you do.
Surely He smiles in the way you guide,
Surely He delights that you are by side.
Surely His love dwells in your heart,
Surely from Him you will never part.
So on this Day of Fathers of you I sing,
I celebrate the love to my life you bring.
Cherished Father, how much I love you;
How thankful I am for your love true.
What place is safer than your arms strong?
When the winds do blow, this is where I belong.
Yes, my cherished Father, kind yet strong,
On this Fatherís Day I sing your song.
Caroline Gavin ©June 2012
My son, do not despise
the chastening of the Lord,
Nor detest His correction;
For whom the Lord loves He corrects,
Just as a father the son
in whom he delights.