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I Praise You, My Father

By Elton Smith and Larry Holder

CCLI Number: 2513731

I was laid off from my job in June of 1998 and we just packed our bags and went on vacation in the mountains (it was over 100 degrees in Dallas when we left). While in the midst of God's inspiring and comfortably cool creation, I wrote this melody and some of the words. Larry helped me with the rest of the words. I hope that everyone enjoys this song. I think our church is going to like it. Be sure to check out Larry's popular web site for more great music. This background was made from a painting by my grandmother, Vera Griffin. Please link to her site (see banner) if you want to use this image. - Elton, July 20, 1998

Larry Holder Music

Vera Griffin

Recording by Sue Morton

mp3 / wma

(8 Measure Introduction)

(Verse 1)
I praise You, my Father,
In Your unchanging grace.
My very life You do sustain.
In service and honor,
In living every day,
Your praise and glory I proclaim.

(Chorus 1)
Until Your kingdom comes,
I pray Your will be done;
May all creation praise
Your holy name.

(Verse 2)
I praise You, my Father,
In Your undying love
That reaches out and shows the Way.
You sought me, and found me,
And brought me safely home;
You turned my darkness into day.

(Chorus 2)
I give you everything;
hold nothing in reserve.
My heart and soul I bring
to carry out your Word.
To You alone I call;
You are my Lord, my All.
A living sacrifice
I'll be for You.

(Verse 3 and Ending)
I praise You, my Father,
In Your unchanging grace.
My very life You do sustain.
In service and honor,
In living every day,
Your praise and glory I proclaim.
Your praise and glory I proclaim.

Copyright © 1998 Elton Smith and Larry Holder

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Yes i praise you my father
Renae forbes (Renaeforbes24_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
I thank God for your life. wonderful . God bless you more
Spirit filled song. Thanks. God bless.
Beautiful and inspireing. And so true.
Irene (riovrvpk_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
I thank God for you. You have allowed the Lord to use you. My prayer for you is that you stay ever close to God.
Pat (dedwsh_AT_aol_DOT_com)
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
Susan (SusanPViray_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
God bless you both, this song of praise its every meaning in it.
Gigi Datinguinoo
This song will go great with the book our Ladies are studying. God bless you abundantly.
Rebekah Spears (rebekah_Spears_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)

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