A Hymn for Father’s Day

Father_ChildI wrote this hymn eleven years ago in honour of my parents, Elizabeth and Bill Pearce.  My mom heard it sung in our church several times and I sang it at her funeral.  It expresses how much we need God and some of the  ways in which He touches our lives.

O  God, I Need You  

Words ©2002 Mollie Pearce McKibbon  (Music -Slane)

God, like a father, You take me by hand;                                                                                                                Lead me to follow the life You have planned,                                                                                                       Gently correct me when my way is wrong,                                                                                                                   God ,You are with me and You make me strong.

God, like a mother, You heard my first sigh;                                                                                                         Comfort and soothe me whenever I cry.                                                                                                                      God, You are with me in joy or in pain;                                                                                                                        Always you love me and call me by name.

God, like a brother, You walk by my side;                                                                                                             Share my delight in the world You provide.                                                                                                                 In all my struggles You take on the foe,                                                                                                                       Just as You did for me once long ago.

God, like a sister, You know the true me;                                                                                                                     Join in my laughter and my revelry.                                                                                                                               Loving, forgiving, whatever my part,                                                                                                                             My God You mend me and lift up my heart.

Thank You for family, thank You for breath.                                                                                                         Thank You, Dear Saviour, for life beyond death.                                                                                                                 The True Direction, my Ultimate Goal,                                                                                                                   My God, I need You, You nourish my soul.


P.S. Sorry for the extra indents everyone.  They are not intentional.  I have tried to align the lines but they just won’t behave for me.  M.P.M.

By mpmckibbon

I am a pastor/writer/illustrator and I am a happily married grandmother. My passions are drawing, painting, writing and making crafts. I write, edit and publish a magazine for hospice patients, and residents of retirement homes and nursing homes.

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