Friday, July 15, 2011

DID THAT MAN REALLY USE TO BE ME?

DID THAT MAN REALLY USE TO BE ME?
Gregg Metcalf

Last night I sat by the fire with my little girl
looking at old photos in a family picture book
she looked at each picture on every page, but
I wasn’t ready when she said Daddy take a look

Starring back at me was a man I barely knew
Someone from another life from another time
I saw the unhappiness written all over his face
It was easy to see sin had been so unkind

Chorus:

Did that man really use to be me?
There’s little resemblance that I can see
He looks so different from what I am today
Jesus really made me brand new I’ll say
Did that man really use to be me?
I’m a new man and I will forever be
Jesus washed my sins all away
Did that man really use to be me?

Years of doing things my way had taken their toll
The choices I made had left me broken and worn
But now I am a brand new Daddy washed in the blood
Ever since I turned to man who wore a crown of thorns

Now I stay at home and kiss my little girl goodnight
And I’m there to tuck her in and listen to her pray
She talks of mommy and sissy and then of me
She thanks God for a brand new daddy each and every day


Chorus:

Did that man really use to be me?
There’s little resemblance that I can see
He looks so different from what I am today
Jesus really made me brand new I’ll say
Did that man really use to be me?
I’m a new man and I will forever be
Jesus washed my sins all away
Did that man really use to be me?

Bridge:

I look down at my little girl asleep in her bed
Not a worry ‘bout daddy in her little head 

Now my little girl has a daddy that kisses her goodnight
And I’m there to tuck her in and hear all her prayers
My little girl doesn’t need to know who that man used to be
thanks to God's grace she has a brand new daddy


5 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

This brought tears to my eyes Gregg,
A wonderful verse/song, beautiful words. Thanks for sharing it was very uplifting to say the least.

Have a good week-end.
Yvonne.

Michelle said...

This made me thank God my girls have that changed daddy each night. Good song, Gregg!

Penned Pebbles said...

It's not about fixing the old but the making of the "brand new"! Glory be to God! Beautiful!

Michael Wright said...

"If any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away, all things are become new."

Praise God that's the truth.

Toyin O. said...

What a great song, very touching, thanks for sharing.