Farther back when time began
Long before any man or clan
The timeless father conceived a plan
The All- glorious, exalted father
From whom flows all splendour, grandeur and power
Proceeded to father the first father
Adam, from whom springs forth offsprings of life
To the father of all creation, the first father of all
Today, we say thank you!
And to all who fathered a child
To those who mended, fended and tended a child. We say thank you!
Presented with the fall, it was time to present the One and only begotten of the father,
Jesus! the One, visible image of the invisible Father; the very effulgence of His majesty
To shine His sun, so all might become sons
To bestow upon them dignity, He bore their infirmity
To restore their serenity, He gave them His identity
To reinstate their divinity, He took their obscenity
To the One and only true light, we say thank you
And to indomitable fathers who shine their lights every day
To fathers who lead in someway,
To first responders, military personnel, to the frontline workers. We say thank you.
Unfettered in His love, He left His throne for the tomb
Their cane He took for their pain
Their shame He took for their blame
All this, to father fatherless sons
To this end, we hail the Son of man
And then we salute the sons of men
Those heroes who’ve lost lives in place of children and the nation’s
Thank you to husbands who supported sick wives and feeble ones
Salamat to fathers who showed up
Tusen takk to fathers who teach us in many ways than one
Doh je to fathers who crossed rivers and deserts in search of safety for family
Merci to the babas who upheld special needs children
Danke schon to our superhero dads who hoisted us on their shoulders and help us see the farther world
Gamsahabnida to fathers who stood up for what is right
Spasibo to able fathers who pastor others
Gracias to supportive fathers who held the fort while spouses were away
Daalu to doting fathers who held ‘less than’ jobs to make their families ‘all that’
Thank you for being there!
Thank you for being present!
Happy Father’s day!