A song for Father’s Day

Not to be a downer on Father’s Day, but some fathers today are grieving the loss of a child through miscarriage. Here’s a bittersweet song by a Christian singer-songwriter about the miscarriage of his and his wife’s first child. I’m going to refer to it in today’s sermon. In the song, Taylor is coming to grips with the loss and finding hope in the midst of his pain.

The hardest part for me occurs near the end, in the song’s breakdown. Taylor sings, “A father gives/ The Father takes/ A father gives/ The Father takes her on up to heaven.”

The song was released in 1986. It has a nice Modern English/Psychedelic Furs vibe to it.

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