My Father Guides Me (Gatrell)
My father guides me here on earth
As God would have him do.
And he has blessed me from my birth
Through priesthood power, too.
He leads me up life’s rocky road
Towards our celestial home,
And shelters me from sin’s dark load,
I’ll never walk alone.
My father shows me what is right,
According to God’s plan.
He teaches me to seek the light.
That comes from God to man.
He pilots me through troubled days,
My anchor in the storm
And shepherds me from Satan’s ways,
Protected, safe and warm.
My father listens to my needs;
He’s here to do his part
In nourishing and planting seeds
Of faith with in my heart.
I want, one day, to be like him,
Unselfish, honest, kind,
Arising star that wrong can’t dim,
If good thoughts fill my mind.
My father kneels with me each night
To seek the Lord in prayer,
And thank Him for the gospel light
And blessings that we share.
We want to do our Saviors will.
His guidance from above
Will help my father keep me still
Encircled by their love.
Text: Ruth B. Gatrell
Music: Ruth B. Gatrell
Album: Submitted Music (1992-1997)
Composition Date: 1997
More Info: CMS 1997