Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thank God for the Pastor's Wife

Last night my wife & I listened to a lecture by Dr. Michael A. Milton about the role of the pastor's wife in the church. Dr. Milton was full of insight and wisdom; it was a wonderful presentation.

At the end of the lecture he played & sang a song he wrote about these people known as pastors' wives. They're really amazing.

Thank God for the Pastor’s Wife

© 2008 Michael Anthony Milton

You didn’t know
The places you’d go
On the day when you said “I do”
And you’ve traveled far
To be the person you are
But leaving is so hard to do
Yes leaving is so hard to do
But with grace and with poise
You’ve withstood the noise
Of the wounded
who cry at your door
Seeking your husband
To help them find God
It seems like there’s always one more
(Chorus)
If there’s crowns on that day
And I have my say
I’ll plead that the Lord gives you mine
For when people heard me
What they couldn’t see
Was the deepest part of my life
“Thank God for the pastor’s wife”
When I heard the call
You caught it all
The moving, the setting up new
And when your husband
hears voices
There’re few other choices
But to pray that He’s hearing aright
But you walked by faith and not sight
(Bridge)
So many times you’ve
suffered in silence
When some use
your husband in vain
And few know the costs
of following God
In the desert, in the night, in the rain
Covered dishes and circles and smiling through pain
For others see a pastor,
a prophet, a priest
But you see a husband, a dad
But the Lord heals you secretly and gives you the grace
And I’ve seen you laugh in the night at the bad
So I wrote this song
And I won’t be long
Though you deserve so much more
‘Cause people can talk but you’ve walked the walk
You faithfully stood by the door
And nudged me to preach once more
(Chorus)
If there’s crowns on that day and I have my say
I’ll plead that the Lord gives you mine
When people heard me
What they couldn’t see
Was the deepest part of my life
Thank God for the pastor’s wife
No, honey, let me say this, I’ll Thank God that you were my wife

(This song appears on the compact disc, Follow Your Call [Music For Missions, 2008).

No comments:

Post a Comment