Father

Father of night, Father of day,

Father, who taketh the darkness away,

Father, who teacheth the bird to fly,

Builder of rainbows up in the sky,

Father of loneliness and pain,

Father of love and Father of rain.

Father of day, Father of night,

Father of black, Father of white,

Father, who build the mountain so high,

Who shapeth the cloud up in the sky,

Father of time, Father of dreams,

Father, who turneth the rivers and streams.

Father of grain, Father of wheat,

Father of cold and Father of heat,

Father of air and Father of trees,

Who dwells in our hearts and our memories,

Father of minutes, Father of days,

Father of whom we most solemnly praise.

~ Bob Dylan ~

“Father of Night”

 

Full Force Gale

Like a full force gale
I was lifted up again
I was lifted up again by the Lord

And no matter where I roam
I will find my way back home
I will always return to the Lord

In the gentle evening breeze
By the whispering shady trees
I will find my sanctuary in the Lord

I was headed for a fall
The I looked up and saw

the writing on the wall

Like a full force gale
I was lifted up again
I was lifted up again by the Lord

I was headed for a fall
The I looked up and saw

the writing on the wall

In the gentle evening breeze
By the whispering shady trees
I will find my sanctuary in the Lord

And no matter where I roam
I will find my way back home
I will always return to the Lord

Like a full force gale
I was lifted up again
I was lifted up again by the Lord


~ Van Morrison ~

Faith Builder

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found;

Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,

I have already come;

’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

John Newton (verses 1-3)