Good and Faithful

Story Behind The Song

My father-in-law was dying and I was inspired to write a memorial service type of song for a Christian who is excited about soon meeting the Lord

Song Description

the perfect, hopeful song for a funeral...done in an acoustic folky style

Song Length 4:51 Genre Folk - Religious, Folk - Traditional
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Peaceful, Content Subject Life, Spirituality
Similar Artists Alison Krauss, Indigo Girls Language English


When it's done
When the last day is over
and I'm letting go--
my work here is through
No pain in my heart
the burden is lifted
With a child's eyes again
and all that's old is new

And though I've collected
my share of failures
and you've had to chisel
at my heart of stone
You're calling me now
into your presence
Good and faithful servant (3x)
Welcome home

There were days--
too many to mention
Some were golden in my mind
some seemed too hard to bear

They won't matter no more
I will know the reason
All your wisdom and your ways
like diamonds in my hand


It's a wonder to me
to look back and ponder
your hand in the way
the story unfolds

The journey it was--
it was not always pretty
Lead me to your true haven and home

See the quote on my last critique.

Lyrics Kathryn Swezy Music Kathryn Swezy
Producer Randy Kerkman Publisher Kathryn Swezy Music
Performance Kathryn Swezy, Rich Hart, Laura Larkins, Jonathan Rundman
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Nick Fuse Like Minds 1/23/2012

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