A Father's Blessing

Benjamin Hastings

 
Intro
| F / / / | Bb2 / / / | F / / / | Bb2 / / / | 
| F / / / | Bb2 / / / | Dm / F/C / | Bb2 / Csus /| 
 
Verse 1
 
Well,
F 
look at ya, kid
 
You're
Bb2 
growing up quick
 
And I
F 
can’t seem to tell you to
Bb2 
slow
 
But there’ll
F 
soon come a day
 
And it
Bb2 
scares me to death
 
When you
Dm 
tell me you’re
F/C 
ready to
Bb2 
go
Csus 
 
Verse 2
 
And now you’re as
F 
quick as a whip
 
With your
Bb2 
hands on your hips
 
Only
F 
eyes that could rival your
Bb2 
mum's
 
And so
F 
proudly I’ll watch
 
You make the
Bb2 
world better off
 
So my
Dm 
prayer is wher
F/C 
ever you
Bb2 
go
Bb2 
 
Chorus 1
 
May the
Bb2 
road rise up to
Bb2 
meet you
 
May the
Dm 
wind blow where you
Dm 
lead
 
May the
Bb2 
sun shine on your
Bb2 
face while
 
The
F/C 
rain falls on your
C 
fields
 
May the
Bb2 
world lie down before
Bb2 
you
 
May you
Bb2 
be all
Csus 
you
Dm7 
can be
Dm7 
 
But may
Dm7 
all those
F/C 
roads you
Bb2 
roam
 
Wind
Csus 
home to me
 
Turnaround
| F / / / | Bb2 / / / | F / / / | Bb2 / / / | 
 
Verse 3
 
And
F 
I’ll be at your games
 
'Cause my
Bb2 
folks did the same
 
And I’ll
F 
pour your first glass of Bor
Bb2 
deaux
 
Watch me
F 
ruin your palate for
Bb2 
anything else
 
So in your
Dm 
youth you can’t af
F/C 
ford to get
Bb2 
drunk
Csus 
 
Verse 4
 
And oh, there’s
F 
lips to be kissed
 
And there’s
Bb2 
ones to missed
 
And you won’t
F 
keep my two cents for
Bb2 
long
 
So you’ll
F 
make your mistakes
 
Like your
Bb2 
ma an' da did
 
Until
Dm 
one day you
F/C 
stumble on
Bb2 
love
 
Chorus 2
 
May the
Bb2 
Lord be kind to
Bb2 
keep you
 
May the
Dm 
devil fear your
Dm 
reach
 
May your
Bb2 
pockets fill with
Bb2 
gold and yet
 
Your
F/C 
heart be void of
C 
greed
 
May the
Bb2 
darkness bow be
Bb2 
fore you
 
May you
Bb2 
find the
Csus 
light you
Dm7 
seek
Dm7 
 
May
Dm7 
all those
F/C 
roads you
Bb2 
roam
 
Wind
Csus 
home to me
 
Interlude
| Bb2 / / / | F/A / / / | C / / / | C / / / | 
| Bb2 / / / | F/A / / / | C / / / | C / / / | 
| Bb2 / / / | F/A / / / | C / / / | Dm7 / Am7 / | 
| Bb2 / / / | F/A / / / | C / / / | C / / / | 
 
Verse 5
F 
Listen up, kid
 
I
Bb2 
love you to bits
 
And I
F 
wish life would learn to be
Bb2 
slow
 
But there’ll
F 
soon come a day
 
And God, I
Bb2 
hope I’m well aged
 
When I
Dm 
tell you it’s
F/C 
my turn to
Bb2 
go
 
Verse 6
 
And
F 
death’s cruel, I’ll admit
 
But
Bb2 
mourn for me quick
 
And
F 
look after those kids of your
Bb2 
own
 
And just
F 
make different mistakes
 
Than your
Bb2 
ma and da made
 
And make our
Dm 
ceiling
F/C 
look like your
Bb2 
floor
Bb2 
 
Chorus
 
So may the
Bb2 
road rise up to
Bb2 
meet you
 
May your
Dm 
laughter fill the
Dm 
streets
 
May you
Bb2 
children be as
Bb2 
kind to you
 
As
F/C 
you have been to
C 
me
 
When your
Bb2 
life’s been lived for
Bb2 
all it’s worth
 
And your
Bb2 
grandkids
Csus 
let you
Dm7 
leave
Dm7 
| Am7/C / / / | Am7/C / / / | 
 
May
Dm7 
all those
F/C 
roads you
Bb2 
roam
 
Wind
Csus 
home to
F 
me
Bb2 
 
Tag
 
Oh
Dm7 
all those
F/C 
roads you
Bb2 
roam
 
Wind
C 
home to
F 
me
F 
Writer(s):

Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas

Theme(s):

Communion & Reflection

Tempo:

Slow

BPM:

58

Original Key:

F

Recommended Key(s):

CCLI #:

7186374

Scripture Reference:

Numbers 6:25