Friday, December 3, 2010

My Father's Chair, David Meece

This is an achingly beautiful song of a child, grown to be a man, longing to have a relationship with his earthly father. He has children of his own now and, the best that he can, gives them the unconditional love of a Dad. Still he yearns for the true and eternal relationship with the Heavenly Father. No matter the losses or estranged relationships we have in this life, we have One who loves us and calls us to be an eternal heir when we come to Him through Jesus Christ. Hear David Meece's testimony at

This is just a video of words (some misspelled), but let Holy Spirit minister to our needy hearts through this music.

Sometimes at night I'd lie awake
Longing inside for my father's
Sometimes at night I'd wander downstairs
And pray he'd returned, but no one was there.
Oh, how I'd cry, a child all alone
Waiting for him to come home.

My father's chair, sat in an empty room
My father's chair, covered with sheets of gloom
My father's chair through all the years
And all the tears I cried in vain
No one was there in my father's chair.

Sometimes at night I sit all alone
Drifting asleep in a chair of my own
When sweet sleepy eyes peer down from the hall
Frightened by dreams they cannot recall
I hold them close, calming their fears
Praying they always will say,

My father's chair sits in a loving room
My father's chair, no matter what I do
My father's chair, through all the years
And all the tears I need not fear
Love's always there in my father's chair.

Sometimes at night I dream of a throne
Of my loving God, calling me home
And as I appear, He rises and smiles
And reaches with love to welcome His child
Never to cry, never to fear
In His arms, safe and secure.

My Father's chair sits in a royal room
My Father's chair holds glory beyond the tomb
My Father's chair, my God is there
And I am His eternal heir
Someday I'll share my Father's chair.

Supporting Scripture:
"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." Revelations 3:21

"A glorious high throne from the beginning [is] the place of our sanctuary." Jeremiah 17:12

"Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:16

"Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ." Galatians 4:3-7

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