The Father’s Embrace
This song is based on Psalm 27; the words are fairly familiar to us, and it is often quoted in worship songs. But it’s an incredibly rich psalm that rewards those who take time to mediate on it. I love the authenticity of its depiction of the human spirit – the mixed expressions of faith, longing, fear and God-given insight that mark the Christian walk – and I’ve tried to give voice to that in the song.
You are my anchor,
My light and my salvation.
You are my refuge,
My heart will not fear.
Though my foes surround me on every hand,
They will stumble and fall
While in grace I stand.
In my day of trouble,
You hide me and set me above
To sing this song of love:
One thing I will ask of You, this will I pray:
To dwell in Your house, O Lord, every day;
To gaze upon Your lovely face,
And rest in the Father's embrace.
Teach me Your way, Lord,
Make straight the path before me.
Do not forsake me, my hope is in You.
As I walk through life, I am confident
I will see Your goodness with every step.
And my heart directs me to seek You
In all that I do,
So I will wait for You.