By Peter Tonna, Australia
This song “Father” was written by Peter Tonna and performed by Banton Brothers.
Father here I am
Weak in your might
A little child
In your light
Oh how I’ve shamed
I don’t deserve the shine of your reign
CHORUS x 2
If I gave my everything
Would that ever be enough for your love?
I can’t understand
Your thoughts of me
They’re like the drops
That fill the sea
Oh take away your gaze
For I don’t deserve your grace
There was a time I made it clear
I didn’t want you anywhere near
But when I look back you were there
With open arms I had never gone too far
I humbly turn around, it’s you that runs to me
When I humbly turn around, it’s you that runs to me
Then my heart felt the answer
And now I see
You already gave everything
For a while I kept putting off writing this song because I wanted to have the right answer to the question that resounds in the chorus which is: “Father if I gave my everything, would that ever be enough for your love?” The truth is: we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Hence, often in our weak moments, we would wonder if God still loves us and if there is anything we can do to deserve His love.
One day, I decided that I wasn’t going to put off this song any longer. I picked it up, closed my eyes and asked God to give me the answer to the question. Then, in an instant, I felt a calmness and heard God speaking the answer to my heart. I could finally finish this song. The response to my question can be heard in the very last line of this song. Be blessed!
More information about Peter:
Peter is a songwriter from Sydney, Australia. He has written over 350 songs in many genres. It was his deep love for God which led him to focus on writing Christian and positive songs for God’s glory. He hopes to share his songs with the world to bring people closer to God.