Song: GraceFather

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This song was inspired by the narrative idea of “creation-corruption-redemption” as illustrated in The Grace Cycle. I awoke that Sunday with a heart full of praise, but didn’t have the words to express how I felt. The word “GraceFather” (a la GodFather) came to mind, but it was intertwined with my increasing appreciation for God’s law. The final progression looks like this:

O Precious Lord
Reveal to us Your Law
For You’re the one
Who gave to us Your Law
O Precious Lord
Who saves us from Your Law
O GraceFather
You will fulfill Your Law

[Read more] for the plaintext lyrics, or go to my site for the “microformat” lyrics to GraceFather. I’m still working with a friend to find the music to match this message.

GraceFather
© 2005 Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D.

Chorus 1
You’re my GraceFather, my GraceFather
The one that I adore
O my GraceFather, my GraceFather
There’s nothing I want more

Than to rest beneath Your healing wings
Drink the living water from Your springs
See Your kingdom overcome all things
O Precious Lord
Reveal to me your Law

Verse 1
In a desert seared by sin and strife
I sought the Source of honest life
Where Love and Truth no longer war
With authentic Joy worth living for

Then Light came crashing through one day
Sweeping all my hollow Pride away
With a voice of Thunder, hand of Fire
God wrote the Law of my Desire

Chorus 2
For you’re my GraceFather, my GraceFather
The one that I adore
O my GraceFather, my GraceFather
There’s nothing I want more

Than to rest beneath Your healing wings
Drink the living water from Your springs
See Your kingdom overcome all things
For You’re the one
Who gave to me the Law

Verse 2
In a garden dark with guilt and shame
I hid from the Light that calls my name
Having failed the Law I once held dear
All my brokenness becomes so clear

Then Love comes crashing through that day
Smashing all my self-made chains away
With a voice of Hope, and a hand of Grace
My precious Lord dies in my place

Chorus 3
‘Cause you’re my GraceFather, my GraceFather
The one that I adore
O my GraceFather, my GraceFather
There’s nothing I want more

Than to rest beneath Your healing wings
Drink the living water from Your springs
See Your kingdom overcome all things
For You’re the one
Who saves me from the Law

Verse 3
In a city full of broken dreams
You have called us to restore all things
Yet how can they salvation find
When our own hearts are still so blind?

Then Life comes crashing through each day
Washing all our human veils away
With a voice of Justice, hand of Peace
The Spirit’s Law now set us free

Chorus 4
Since You’re my GraceFather, my GraceFather
The one that I adore
O my GraceFather, my GraceFather
There’s nothing I want more

Than to rest beneath Your healing wings
Drink the living water from Your springs
See Your kingdom overcome all things
For your the one
Who’ll help me live the Law

Chorus 5
Holy GraceFather, my GraceFather
The one that I adore
O my GraceFather, my GraceFather
There’s nothing I want more

Than to rest beneath Your healing wings
Drink the living water from Your springs
See Your kingdom overcome all things

O Precious Lord
Reveal to us Your Law
For You’re the one
Who gave to us Your Law
O Precious Lord
Who saves us from Your Law
O GraceFather
You will fulfill Your Law

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