The Father of the Fatherless

Well, I have returned from a trip to a children’s home in Africa, full of memories and life-changing events. So, rather than writing a patriotic poem for the season (Happy 4th though!), I decided to write a poem from the perspective of the orphans who stole my heart. My new favorite name for God is “Father of the Fatherless.”

Keep Calm and Read a Modern Psalm Based on Psalm 68:5-6:

You reached through all time and ages
To choose them and call their name.
You have written to them pages
Which in Blood Your love proclaim.
You have sent Your Son to win them,
Jesus Christ as their Brother.
Through His death You can adopt them.
No wonder You’re called Father.
You’re the Father of the Fatherless.
You’re the Lover of Orphans.
And you’ve given sinners power to call You, “Dad.”
Every day You care for each need.
Every day You fight for them.
You forgive their great stubborn deeds,
For in Christ You won’t condemn.
You will guide them through their journey
And will know each time they’re bothered.
Through all life You’ll hold them firmly—
No wonder You’re called Father.
You’re the Father of the Fatherless,
You’re the Lover of Orphans.
And you’ve given sinners power to call You, “Dad.”
There’s no good You will not give them.
There’s no trial that You can’t use,
For through each tear and abandon
You will hold them tight to You.
And though here their Dads forsake them,
Your Hand’s grip will not falter.
‘Till the day You send Your Son again
When they’ll fall and cry, “Father!”
You’re the Father of the Fatherless.
You’re the lover of Orphans.
And you’ve given sinners power to call You, “Dad.”
-Matthew W., SC
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