Pap back in the day
About this time last year Paul uploaded a song he did that was written by Pap “Jesus, You Helped Me Today.” Here’s what he said about it:
“I believe this to be one of the earliest songs Pap wrote, and it has always been one of my favorites. Audiences seem to like it for it’s straightforward sincerity and for its melody. Last week, July 16th, was Pap’s birthday. Thanks for listening, and I hope you find this song as comforting as I do.”
After Pap died Paul started doing the song at our performances. It was always well received and we were recently asked to do it at a Memorial Service by a dear friend who lost her husband.
We were playing somewhere down in Georgia that first summer after Pap’s death and before Paul did the song he explained that Pap wrote it. He told the crowd he wished he’d asked Pap why he wrote the song-you know what kind of day he’d had that inspired the words. Paul went on to tell them we all have days that leave us longing for God’s presence, but then sometimes, unfortunately, we have a day that makes all the past bad ones pale in comparison and leaves us feeling desperate for God’s presence, comfort, and peace. He said he believed that’s the sort of day Pap must have had when he wrote the song.
As Paul said, I hope you found comfort in Pap’s song and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!