Our Father Is A Good Man – 2011 Songwriting Challenge

My August song for the 2011 Songwriting Challenge is based on Psalm 73.

Here is a rough acoustic demo:

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I believe this Psalm is extremely important for Christians in our culture today. Asaph is struggling in his faith. He has, in his own words, “kept his heart pure”, and he feels like it has been for nothing. He sees everybody around him turn from God and prosper. Nothing makes sense to him. That’s what I tried to capture in this song.


Verse 1:
It’s not fair – all that I’ve done right
Is paid back with sacrifice
It’s not fair – all that they’ve done wrong
Has given them everything they’d ever want

And I almost lost my way
I almost lost my faith
Almost lost my life

Our Father is a good man
He loves his children
He gives us His kindgom
Our Father is a good man
He loves his children…

Verse 2:
It’s not right
I’ve given you my life
I’ve given you my freedom

Bridge 1:
Everything will fade away
Everything will fade away
Everything will fade away
But You…

Bridge 2:
I belong to You
I belong to You
I belong to You

  • http://www.kenyizambamusic.virb.com Kenyi Zamba

    Powerful song like it.
    keep goin’ Brian, He is always with you!

    • http://www.brianwahlmusic.com Brian

      Thanks, Kenyi! Hope all is going well for you.

  • http://www.indianorphanage.com Rick Shipway

    Just got to hear your songs Brian in the last few days. Loving your renditions of the Christmas songs EP. This song is really powerful and it spoke right to my heart. My son played it tonight to us and i just had to come and hear your original. Thanks Brian keep up the great work of the Kingdom.