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Make Me a Father Like You


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Listen to Veni Spiritus' newest song, "Make Me a Father Like You."


A Note from Veni Spiritus


Inspired by the profound mystery of St. Joseph in the Bible, this song was composed to express the thoughts and prayers of the holy foster father of Christ. Thematically rugged, the stylistic techniques employed seek to break into the silence of our Patron, presenting a raw dialogue between himself and his Father in heaven. The song resolves with it’s titular words “Make me a father, a father like you”; not a demand, but rather a profound prayer consigning his will to God and asking to be formed into an image of true Fatherhood- the Fatherhood of God for His only begotten Son. In this way he echoes the Blessed Virgin at the Annunciation with his own version of “Be it done unto me according to Thy will”: Make me a father like You.


This song has three dedications:

Ad te, beate Ioseph (To you, Saint Joseph); that these words may help us meditate on the mystery of your silent life.

To Russell and Katrina Arbic; that the leader of the Holy Family would guide and bless them in their marriage.

And to ‘Joseph’ Hài Trần; a beloved father, whose life witnessed the virtue of discipline in work after the model of Saint Joseph the worker.


To Jesus, through Mary, all in imitation of St. Joseph,

Veni Spiritus


Lyrics:


Make me a father like You” by Veni Spiritus


[Verse]


Unworthy I am, humbled to serve,

handmakers tool

To provide and protect,

The Messiah and Queen

for all of my days


Unworthy I am, humbled to serve,

handmakers tool

To provide and protect,

the Messiah and Queen

for all of my days


[Bridge]

ooooooo He will be Emmanuel

ooooooo He will be God with us


ooooooo He will be Emmanuel

ooooooo He will be called Jesus


[Pre-Chorus]

In silence I sit

The only Word I behold

Is the One in my hands.


In silence I sit

The only Word I behold

Is the One in my hands.


In silence I sit

The only Word I behold

Is the One in my hands.


[Chorus]


Make me a father; a father like you

Make me a father; a father like you

Make me a father; a father like you

Make me a father; a father like you

Make me a father; a father like you

Make me a father; a father like you

Make me a father; a father like you

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