You Are My Father

Song by Ben Slee + Joe Smith
CCLI Song #7199513

You called my name
before You formed the earth.
You saw my frame,
knit me together with a word.
You designed my heart to know You,
breathing life into my bones,
Forever You have loved me as Your own.

You are my Father, I am Your child.
Loved and accepted, nothing could separate us now:
adopted forever, purchased with blood.
You are my Father and I am a child of God.

You know my need
before I ever call.
You guide my feet,
teach me to plant my steps in Yours.
And you comfort and protect me
with new mercies day by day.
You know my weakness, yet Your love remains.

And when I fall
and wander from Your ways —
ashamed by it all,
fearing I've squandered all Your grace:
then I turn and see You running
with forgiveness in Your gaze —
still I'm welcome in my Father's embrace!

Words and music © Ben Slee & Joe Smith 2021, all rights reserved.
CCLI song 7199513.