You’re my Father


Lord God, 
You’re my Father,
So I never feel alone.

You’re my Mother,
For I have none of my own. 

You’re my Comforter,
My Advocate and Friend.

You’re my Saviour 
And my Shepherd, to life’s end. 



Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name (Matthew 6:9; RSV).

He said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home (John 19:27; NLT). 

He will give you another Advocate [Comforter, Encourager, Counsellor], who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth (John 14:16-17; NLT). 

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18; RSV).

I am the good shepherd; I know my own and they know me (John 10:14; RSV).

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

May we throw out “self”


May we throw out self,
Like cargo from a storm-tossed ship,
Then take on board your only Son –
Lord, save us!

May we throw out self,
Like tackle from a flooding ship,
Then take on board your Comforter –
Lord, save us!

May we throw out self,
Like treasure from a sinking ship,
Then take on board your presence, Lord – 
Please save us!



As gale-force winds continued to batter the ship, the crew began throwing the cargo overboard (Acts  27:18; NLT).

Then he [Jesus] climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped (Mark 6:51; NLT).

Lord, save us! We’re going to drown! (Matthew 8:25; NLT).

They even took some of the ship’s gear and threw it overboard (Acts 27:19; NLT). 

I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever (John 14:16; KJV).

What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? (Mark 8:36; NLT).