Sunday, June 15, 2008

A FATHER'S DAY TRIBUTE AND PRAYER IN SONG
...men, by His grace, may this be our daily prayer, desire, goal, and practice



The Mark of a Man of God
by steve camp

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. 
Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to 
which you were called and about which you made the good confession 
in the presence of many witnesses. I charge you in the presence of God, 
who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before 
Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment 
unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
-1 Timothy 6:11-14

V1-
A godly man is such a rarity today
So many start, strong and true, and quickly fall away
A godly man will take his stand he can't be bought or sold
Hand to the plow, he won't look back though other hearts turn cold

He keeps the faith and keeps his conscience clear
He lives this life of grace through all his years

Chorus
THE MARK OF A MAN OF GOD
IS WHAT HE'S FAITHFUL TO
AND WHAT HE'S FLEEING FROM
AND WHAT HE'S FIGHTING FOR

THE HEART OF A MAN OF GOD
IS WHAT HE DAILY PURSUES
HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS, THE WORD, THE CHURCH
AND WORSHIP OF THE LORD

THE GODLY MAN DAILY TAKES UP THE CROSS OF CHRIST
AND FAITHFULLY FOLLOWS HIM AS A LIVING SACRIFICE

V2 - He’s not ashamed of the gospel, his sufficiency's in Christ
The power of integrity is the passion of his life
Instead of reckless faith, he has proven that his faith works
The ultimate priority, the Master's plan for the church

Saved without a doubt because his first love is the Lord
And the gospel according to Jesus is the truth he would die for

(Chorus)

Bridge
He lives his life to teach the Word, in season and in not
For he fears more than any man, the approval of his God

He lovingly, yet firmly leads those placed under his care

The power of his ministry is that he is a man of prayer


(Chorus)

Tag
THE GODLY MAN TAKES A YOUNG TIMOTHY LIKE ME
AND TEACHES ME TO RUN THE RACE
TO CARRY ON THIS LIFE OF GRACE
HE SETS THE MARK AND WE KEEP THE PACE
WITH THIS MAN OF GOD


Words and Music by Steve Camp
January 30, 1999 - © Nouthetic Music

15 comments:

Carla said...

Happy Father's Day to you, Steve.

Mark Patton said...

Great words. I will be using this as a closing poem for this mornings message about men (specifically fathers) living a life of faith. I had been praying for a proper conclusion.

Shawn said...

Amen, I am sending the lyrics to this song to all of my friends and pray for them. I have really liked listening to this song again. May God be glorified

Debbie said...

To the dads here at COT, may you each be encouraged today in this uniquely vital role and in Him find strength for the journey. (Isaiah 40:28-31) Happy Father's Day!

Christinewjc said...

Happy Father's Day to you, Steve, and to all of the dads who visit your blog!

Truly an inspiring message!

KarensFaith said...

Happy Father's Day!

Deb_B said...

Happy Father's Day to you, Steve, and to all the fathers here on COT.

littlegal_66 said...

I know it's a little late, Campi, but I still want to send my Father's Day greetings to you.

I trust that it has been a blessed one, and you have been able to spend it with your five amazing young men and women.

And may all the fathers here strive to always bear the mark of a man of God.

Michele Rayburn said...

Hope all you dads had a Happy Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day, Steve.

Kenj said...

I think this is my favorite of all your songs. Thanks for writing it!

Happy Father's Day

SJ Camp said...

To All
Thank you everyone for your kind and encouraging words and to all the dads out there:keep on each day for the Lord; be in your kids business even if they don't like (and they won't); endure hardship without retaliating; love your enemies; fear God; get involved with your local church; and if you are married, be faithful to your wife and love her sacrificially.

I appreciate you all greatly.
Campius Dadius
Eph. 6:1-4

Lazy D Ranch said...

I might be a little late sending this but I am hoping to thank you all the same for such a wonderful song that inspired my husband to continue pressing on as a godly husband and father.
This father's day I am not able to thank my husband and father of our six children because he is now face to face with his Saviour. But, while on earth he strived to live the words of this song. You can see it in our home, in my children, and even in the sanctification of my life over the past twenty years.
Your music was always Eric's favorite. To God be the glory! ~Heather Davis
www.lazydranch8.blogspot.com

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