A medley of scripture for a father
Before you were born I knew you.
I knit you together in your mother’s womb
Even the hairs of your head have I numbered
I delight over you with joy and rejoice over you with singing
My love for you is like a mighty fire
Unquenchable and strong as death
Where can you go that I shall not seek you?
Where can you go that my love cannot reach you?
Rise with the wings of the dawn
My right hand will hold you fast
Rise up on the wings of eagles
Run; you will not grow weary
Delight with me at the works of my hand.
I have counted the stars and filled the seas
I water the earth with soft dew
Taste and see that it is good.
The mountains break forth before you
And the trees of the field clap for joy
You shall go out with gladness
You shall go forth in peace