“Lead Me” as a Husband & Father

The band Sanctus Real has a song Lead Me that is a cry out to men to not just intend to be great Christians husbands and fathers but to put it into action.  The song emerged from a tear filled conversation that one of the band members, Matt Hammitt, had with his wife.  Matt shares this story in a brief on air interview with the Air1 radio station on May 14, 2010.

The lyrics cry out to the need for Christian men to step up to be the true servant leaders as described in Ephesians 5:22-6:4.  Reading the words of the song in conjunction with this passage of Scripture produced a conviction in my heart to be the healthy spiritual leader that God calls me to be in my future family.

Hearing about Matt’s wife crying out for her husband to live out his intentions and truly become that spiritual leader of a husband and father filled me with both sorrow and joy. Sorrow at her situation. Joy at her desire for her husband to head up the family into Christ as well as her loving and respectful approaching of her husband to help him into that role.  Rather than brooding on the subject, allowing this area to become a root of bitterness, filing for divorce, or attempting to overthrow her husband, she demonstrated true character and spiritual strength in her actions.

For the Christian guys out there (including myself), let us hear the cry of these lyrics and strive in Christ to become Christian men who are healthy husbands and fathers.  If you are not married yet or don’t have kids yet, use your time now to become a truly spiritually healthy Christian leader because you will not magically turn into one when you get married or have kids.

I look around and see my wonderful life
Almost perfect from the outside
In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
Always smiling
But on the inside, I can hear her saying…

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can’t
Don’t leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, what about us?

Show me you’re willing to fight
That I’m still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes
They’re just children from the outside
I’m working hard, I tell myself they’ll be fine
They’re in independent
But on the inside, I can hear them saying…

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can’t
Don’t leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, but what about us?

Show me you’re willing to fight
That I’m still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I’m called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way
To lead them
Won’t You lead me?

To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can’t
Don’t want to leave them hungry for love,
Chasing things that I could give up

I’ll show them I’m willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

Father, lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

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2 thoughts on ““Lead Me” as a Husband & Father

  1. This song is so wonderful.
    This is what I want my husband to be like.
    As far as fixing things within our marriage or family.
    It’s what God wants as well 🙂
    Beautiful lyrics.

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