Good-bye Mr. President

Here are the lyrics to a song Steven Curtis Chapman wrote for President Bush back in November. As we uphold our new President Barack Obama in prayer, let us also remember to give thanks for President George W. Bush and his service to our country these past eight years.

Good-bye Mr. President,
I guess the time has come for you to,
Pack up all your things and turn the page,
So I was thinking as you left,
I’d try to write a song to tell you,
What so many of us want to say.

For all those sleepless nights,
I am sure you must have had,
For all the prayers I’m sure you prayed,
For how you tried to lead us when the way was so unclear,
I am sure it wasn’t always evident,
But thank you Mr. President!

Good-bye Mr. President,
You will not be forgotten,
All the courage and the hope you helped us find,
I can’t imagine how it felt,
To stand where you were standing,
And to try to make the calls you thought were right.

So for those sleepless nights,
I am sure you must have had,
That put those lines around your eyes,
For how you carried the weight,
Even when the lights went out,
I am sure you’ll never know how much it meant,
I thank you Mr. President.

So for those days ahead,
When they write about the past,
And everybody has their say,
From all of us who know,
You gave us everything you could,
We hope you will remember this,
Thank you Mr. President!
Good-bye Mr. President.

– by Steven Curtis Chapman


  1. Margaret says:

    I appreciate the positive comments on our President for the past eight years. He has received so many negative comments, it is great to read about the good things he has done. I find it very hard to hear disrespectful remarks about the man who tried so hard to make the right decisions, even when it was unpopular. Our country has been safe from another terrorist attack, for which we are all grateful.

    I also appreciate the reminder in your comments, Ray, to pray for our new President. He will need all the encouragement we can give him, and hopefully all Americans who love our country will pray for him to have wisdom from God.

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