The Prodigal Father      Lyrics and Music by John Flynn

Two weeks out of prison he was standing at the door
of the man whod married his ex-wife
The man whod been providing for the family he had lost
And taken his place in his childs life
Hed hidden down the block and watched his ex-wife drive away
Hed seen his little boy drive off with her
He rang the bell and waited til the man answered the door
Then to that frightened man he said these words

Thank you for loving my son
I know he thought I abandoned him
Its good to know hes got someone
Thank you for loving my son

Humbly he stood there speaking through that locked screen door
of the grateful feeling in his soul
All those years hed wake in prison, knowing someone kind would pour
cheerios into his childs bowl
He said I know from his mother that you treat him as your own
And that the boys been growing strong and true
Hes better off without me so dont tell him I was here
But mister I just had to say to you

Thank you for loving my son
I know he thought I abandoned him
Its good to know hes got someone
Thank you for loving my son

The man just said Youre welcome as he opened that screen door
They shook hands and he turned and walked away
He must have walked for hours then he stopped into a church
He prayed and in his heart heard a voice say

Thank you for loving my son
I know he thought I abandoned him
Its good to know hes got someone
Thank you for loving my son


Flying Stone Music