I Go To My Father’s House

I Go To My Father’s House

This is a song I wrote in 2008.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 5:26 PM  Day 2 2/26/08, (edited 3/27/08)

It is a beautiful day, although it is turning cold again. I find myself feeling burdens of the world do not seem as heavy. And I know there can be joy and love and faith and hope to be found in all circumstances we find ourselves in. And we can share that with one another. And I have a new song, which is actually a verse of my last song which I have felt needs to be a song in and of itself. It is all because of the words of Jesus in that song. They have a life of their own. Every time I sing them, the words take me to new places and reveal new truths to me. So, the words of Jesus in verse 3 of the last song become the chorus of the new song. How strange this is, these very words I initially wondered if they even fit in the verse of the song In The Palm Of God’s Hands. It seemed a paradox, wanting to tell the lost about Jesus, having a passion for those hurting, and wanting passionately to be with Jesus now. How could the two passions fit together? I do not understand this fully, but I know the places that Jesus words take me in this song are so uplifting, no words can describe this fully. And I realize, on further thought, it is not just about wanting Jesus to come now. It is going to the foot of that cross, where Jesus died for me and all of us sinners in this world, people alive then and in the future who would come to know him and believe in him. It is about going to the foot of that cross and standing there and seeing what Jesus did for me, his sacrifice and his love for me and every person in this world. In comparison to what Jesus did, my instant pain and troubles in my life are meaningless, are insignificant, no matter what those burdens are. They fade away, in comparison to the sacrifice Jesus made for us and his love for me and all of us. And my pain turns to joy, in the face of those truths. I Go To My Father’s House (This is definitely the title of the song).

I Go To My Father’s House

Verse 1

Jesus, My Jesus

You live in my heart

You lead and guide me each and every day of my life

You are the one who I was born to seek, and find, and to know

The only one who could have filled the emptiness I felt inside

Chorus

And when I feel burdened by the cares of this world

I find myself at the foot of that cross

Where you died for me

And I think about the words you spoke, Lord

Before you left this world, you said

I go to my father’s house

Where there are many rooms

I go to prepare a place for you

And I will return for you

With these promises, Jesus

My pain turns to joy

And I long for that day

Come soon, Lord

Come soon

Verse 2

Jesus, My Jesus

You are the one who shows me that I am never alone

That I have nothing to fear

And that I am always loved

You are all I need, Jesus

Chorus

And when I feel burdened by the cares of this world

I find myself at the foot of that cross

Where you died for me

And I think about the words you spoke, Lord

Before you left this world, you said

I go to my father’s house

Where there are many rooms

I go to prepare a place for you

And I will return for you

With these promises, Jesus

My pain turns to joy

And I long for that day

Come soon, Lord

Come soon

Verse 3

Jesus, my Jesus

You have a plan for my life

All you ask is that I turn to you, Lord

Believe in you, Jesus

And walk with you

Each and every day

I give my life to you, anew

Chorus

And when I feel burdened by the cares of this world

I find myself at the foot of that cross

Where you died for me

And I think about the words you spoke, Lord

Before you left this world, you said

I go to my father’s house

Where there are many rooms

I go to prepare a place for you

And I will return for you

With these promises, Jesus

My pain turns to joy

And I long for that day

Come soon, Lord \

Come soon

Verse 4

Jesus, my Jesus

You are more precious than silver and gold

You are the light that shines in a world filled with darkness

You are the one who brought grace and truth into this world

Chorus

And when I feel burdened by the cares of this world

I find myself at the foot of that cross

Where you died for me

And I think about the words you spoke, Lord

Before you left this world, you said

I go to my father’s house

Where there are many rooms

I go to prepare a place for you

And I will return for you

With these promises, Jesus

My pain turns to joy

 And I long for that day

Come soon, Lord

Come soon

Jesus, my Jesus

Come soon, Lord

Come soon

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