Song Theology

Father of Goodness | Theology

By November 29, 2018September 26th, 2019No Comments

Why have a justification?

The words we sing matter. They are words about God after all and so we should do our best to make sure that they are right. I hope though as you sing these songs you will understand the meaning and it will lead you to worship the creator as it shines light on who he is and what he has done.

The method

Every line has verses associated with it I have done an explanation for anything I thought could use a little explanation. This is just a starting place and I would encourage you to check the words to scripture yourself and please contact us through the website if you think we have made errors. We aren’t perfect.

Why sing this song?

This is a song of declaration that our lives are in the hands of God and that we are glad that this is the case. We can sing confidently and live confident lives for Christ despite difficult circumstances. We want to live as wise God-fearing people and I think singing this as a congregation makes a lot of sense. If there were no other people, this would be more difficult. It is as we live together and work together on this that we grow and also celebrate success. I hope this song can bless you or your community.


Father of goodness (1 Corinthians 8:6)

God is a good father (1 Corinthians 8:6; Matthew 23:9; James 1:17). Scripture says God is good (Romans 8:28), but it also shows it through his actions (John 3:16).


Only You satisfy (Psalm 107:9)

Jonathan Edwards said, “The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied.” Isaiah 55:2 says “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy?” And in John 6:35 Jesus says “I am the bread of life”. Food fills a hungry stomach and Jesus alone fills a ‘hungary soul’.


Your glory and graciousness (Psalm 145:8) Furthers the wise (Psalm 5:12)

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom so those who are truly wise are those who fear the Lord (Proverbs 9:10) that is Christians (Acts 2:43). Ultimately no matter how God’s people are treated by others or whatever happens to them they are furthered by God in his way and it is only by his graciousness and it is for his glory that those who represent him are seen as such.


What can sustain us (Psalm 107:9) In all we pursue? (Ecclesiastes 1:14)

A rhetorical question, nothing can, except God.


You delight in righteousness (Psalm 35:5) You renew the used (Ephesians 4:22-24)

“The LORD is near to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18). God renews those who have been used, who are down. He takes seemingly negative things and uses them for a positive purpose (Genesis 50:2).


Our hearts are satisfied (Psalm 40:5) In Your hands (Ecclesiastes 9:1) You breathe meaning into life with Your plans (Proverbs 19:21; Ephesians 2:10) Nothing in this world could ever contend (Psalm 40:5) With the Lord who sees it all (Psalm 40:5) Beginning to end (Proverbs 5:21)

God is greater than everything, His satisfaction, His plans. His way is the best way and there is nothing to compare with and therefore we can feel satisfied to be at the mercy of God because we know that he is for us (Psalm 40:5).


Father forgive us for fleeting attempts (Luke 23:34) Your constant graciousness (Romans 2:4) Compels our repent (Romans 2:4)

Fleeting attempts are those things we try in the name of God and give up on so quickly, (1 John 1:8). Yet it is God’s kindness—not his wrath—that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4).


Sign your commandments, upon our hearts (Hebrews 10:16) Fear of our holy Lord Will set us apart (Acts 2:43)

Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” We wish for God’s commandments to be a part of us.


He is the final judge (James 4:12) He knows all that is done (Psalm 139:1) Injustice will not stand (Romans 2:16) The world will pass away (Matthew 24:35) And light will make its claim (Revelation 21) The world will know His name (Revelation 1:7) and Jesus Christ will reign (Revelation 11:15)

This is a reminder of the things to come that Christians can look forward to. That when we are mistreated, when things are difficult, God will be the final judge, he knows everything and so no one can get away with anything (Romans 12:21; Luke 18:7). One day Christians will be vindicated as the light of God overtakes the darkness of the world and everyone know the name of Christ as he reigns over his people (Psalm 135:14).

I hope that this song is helpful to you and your church as you are reminded of your loving father, in whom you can and should rest.

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