Oh, father

It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen your face
It’s been quite a while since I’ve known your grace
It’s been quite a while since I’ve heard your voice
It’s been some time since it felt like I had a choice
You seem so far away
I pray to God, you hear me say

Oh, father. I’m having some trouble here
Oh, father. I wish you didn’t have to go back home this year
It’s getting hard to be
My heart is growing tired of bracing itself for such a beating. 
Oh, father. 

The song of your heart is still so loud
The hum of your love, it rings, it rings out
In my soul, you still stand
But I crave, 
I crave the warmth of your hand

Oh, father. I’m having some trouble here
Oh, father. My prayer, I hope you can hear me
I miss you so dearly
Oh but I love how you still hold me
Oh, father. 

So keep my place warm, and when I get there we’ll be singing, 
“Oh, Father. 
Oh, Lord.” 
And you’ll tell me all your stories, all the love I failed to see down below
We’ll sing our gracious melody. Oh, I can’t wait to see you again, oh, father.