The One You Need

This song by Shane and Shane expresses the heart of a Christian father towards his daughter: he loves her and wants to protect her, but knows her greatest need is Jesus. To make anyone or anything other than Jesus our greatest love will lead ultimately to enslavement and disillusionment. Only Jesus can perfectly love and fulfill us.

Even the best earthly fathers, as this song says, will let their children down at times, tragically some fathers will selfishly cause their children great pain. The imperfect fatherly love expressed in this song  points us to the perfect Father we all long for. The Father who truly knows us, and is able to perfectly love and protect us. The Father who  wants us to know him, and his Son Jesus.

Hey, hey sweet daughter
I’m so proud to be your father
Each day is like a gift from God
Hey, hey sweet daughter
There’s no music like your laughter
And your smile is like the rising sun
You know I’ve loved you from the start
So come in close, take my hand 
While Daddy shares his heart
 

I wish that I could be your everything
Be the one to give you all the things you need
Sometimes I’m gonna let you down
There’s Someone if you just believe
He’ll be your hero like He’s always been for me
Darling, Jesus is the one you need

No matter what you walk through
He will always love you
Just the way you are
For there’s nothing in this world
That I want for my baby girl
Than to be happy ever after
The story of your life is still untold
I pray the King of all the Universe
Would make your heart His home
 

I wish that I could be your everything
Be the one to give you all the things you need
Sometimes I’m gonna let you down
There’s Someone if you just believe
He’ll be your hero like He’s always been for me
Darling, Jesus is the one

Who will never leave
He’s been there all along
All ready You can find true love
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