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​For My Father's Sake

This song is by Christafari and appears on the album WordSound&Power (1999).

Here's a little story 'bout my past, and here's a little song about my future. You know that Christafari's gonna last. So now the Tansoback him come to reach ya. Living in this "Valley of Decision" Y'all (Joel 3:14-21) I "Listened for His voice" and I heard His call (1 Kngs 19:11-12) then I was "Born again in a Christian style" yes I am "once a man and twice a child" (Jn 3:1-21). Yet I struggle in this "Jungle in Babylon" (1Pet 5:12-13). I tell them "come children" to "I Holy One". We know that "Jah is I Light and I salvation" (Ps 27:1), yet I stumble on this "long road to Mount Zion" (Rom 11:26).

Chorus: Well As the days go by, I learn from my mistakes. I try to live my life, For my Father's sake. I beg you teach me Lord the wisdom of Solomon (1 Kings 3, 2 Chron 1), and tell me what to do. Well as the "time" goes by, I learn from my mistakes. I try to live my life, For my Father's sake. I beg you grant me Lord the heart of King David (Ps 51:10) and tell me what to do.

"Sitting and watching" as the world goes by, another rough day for "Christafari". Thinking of the Lord "we lift His name on high". I Got to "keep on looking up" keep "my eyes" to the sky. To "Holy Mount Zion" where some day I'll "fly" (Heb 12:22), unto my "Majesty" it was for me that "Him die" upon Calvary I heard His "Spirit Cry" (Matt 27:45-46), "My best friend to the end", You know them "crucify". (Chorus)

Said are you ready? Yeah! To rocksteady? Yeah! Said are you ready? Yeah! To rocksteady? Horn section. In my life I've been through enough trials and tribulations. I've faced enough pain and sufferation. Them say if it don't kill you it (will) make you stronger, as for me I am firmly placed on God's foundation (2Tim 2:19 and Matt 7:24-27).

I won't "surrender" to the "modern day Pharisees" (Matt 23), with my "soul on fire" for the Almighty.
You know them "can't stop" this "burning that's inside" of me (2 Tim 1:6-7). I put "Jesus first" and He "set me free". Now I'm a "warrior" for Christ chanting "blood and fire" (Eph 6:10-18) and I am "burning up" and I am not going to retire (1 Thes 5:19). We "lifting up and edify" the Lord God Higher, and we chant it out singing "Word, Sound and Power" (Heb 1:1-3). (Chorus)

Chanting like a roaring Lion (Prov 28:1), up upon the hills of Mt. Zion. Listen to the voice of a Nazarene call. Come watch the heathen fall (Ps 9:15-16). Say we are the new generation, we are the chosen from creation (Eph 1:5, 11), we have the heart of a lion (Rev 5:5). We, we forward unto Mt. Zion. Stronger than a roaring lion, up upon the hills of Mt. Zion. Listen to the voice of a Nazarene call. Come watch the heathen fall. Say we are the new generation (1 Pet 2:9), we are the chosen from creation (Eph 2:10), we have the heart of a lion. We, we forward unto Mt... Yes Iya (My brethren) we praise the Messiah (John 1:41). (Repeat 3x). Yes Iya we praise Jehovah.