Father I Thank You

Person with hands raised in prayer to God the fahter - symbolised by the risen sun.   Light yellow clouds in the background, over fields.   Father I thank You for all that You've done, You gave Your Son freely for me; And I praise You for calling me, drawing me near, Out of blindness You caused me to see. 2: Spirit of life, You are God's holy fire, You've kindled my heart with Your blaze; And I know You're refining me, changing my life, And by faith You're revealing Your ways. 3 Jesus I need You as Lord of my life, I give all I have unto You; Lord I want to come under Your heavenly hand And to praise You in all that I do.
This Trinity-based song of thanksgiving was written by Canadian evangelical convert and pastor Steve Stewart, in 1980.

It was included in Scripture in Song, Volume II, Songs of the Kingdom, published in New Zealand in 1981. At that time, it was listed as copyright Scripture in Song. Today, the rights are owned by Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing

The song doesn't appear to have been recorded or published anywhere since then. But YouTube clearly shows that it is sung in a number of countries, and CCLI reports that it has been translated into Korean.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Stewaret. This has a 3/4 time signature. In the key of Eb, the first few notes are G B G F c_ FE G E_  with accompanying chords  Eb / Bb7 / Cm / G7.




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No downloadable versions have been found, of either performances or the sheet music. If you know where to find one, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

Examples


Choir singing in parts, light piano accompaniment:



Singer, self-accompanied on guitar:



Instrumental - guitar:



Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 Father I thank You for all that You've done, ...

2: Spirit of life, You are God's holy fire , you've kindled my heart with Your blaze ...

3 Jesus I need You as Lord of my life ...


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