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THE PATTERN FATHER
Right from the beginning and down through the ages
God revealed Himself through prophets and sages,
But He waited until the fullness of time
To show the whole world what was most in His mind.
Though God is high and very great
And through His power the world has state,
Yet above all this He wanted rather
To show the whole world that he is a Father.
God sent His well-beloved Son
To reveal Himself in a world undone,
If you have ears to listen you will hear Him say
So much of His Father in a very proud way.
Father keeps every promise to me, His Son,
He will never fail one word, no not one,
His discipline strong has a purpose you see.
For righteous character to be formed in Me.
My Father’s a teacher, a Vinedresser too,
He hears me and tells me what I am to do,
My Father protects, never leaves me alone,
I’m so one with my Father, such unity I’ve known.
He’s my greatest companion and loves me so much
I want others to know of His special touch,
If you want to find my Father, don’t ask me, “Where,”
Just look at Me for His image I bear.
Let fathers throughout this world behold
That this is the pattern our lives to mold,
If we would sons and daughters raise
Let God the Father be our gaze.
For God ordained that father’s role
Should have a high and noble goal
To hold, show forth that special part
That shineth most from His own heart.
So now the world has much to find
What God has shown to all mankind,
True fatherhood will not just happen
Unless we follow close to His own pattern.
By COLIN CAMPBELL