This song was written by Anthony Brown and Patrick Barrett. It was recorded by Chris Tomlin… included on his album, Never Lose Sight.

It’s not a stretch to assume Chris Tomlin wrote this song. It’s possible you’re already singing this song during worship in your church service. The song, written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown, was originally cut by Housefires, their worship team from Grace Fellowship in Atlanta, GA. The song has also been recorded by Big Daddy Weave, Casting Crowns, Zealand Worship, and, of course, Chris Tomlin.
Pat Barrett effectively endorsed Chris Tomlin’s version, which was similar to the cover by Housefires. “Tomlin is considered by many as America’s worship leader and is the most sung artist in churches around the world.”
Good, Good Father left an impression on Chris Tomlin from the first time he heard it when his wife played it for him.
Anthony Brown, co-writer, tells the story of how he came to write the chorus in an interview on newsongcafe.com. Tony explains that he had no dad. “The only one I’ve ever called ‘Father’ is God.” He said the chorus arose during spontaneous worship, and that they used the chorus in worship for about 4 years before he sat down with Pat Barrett and composed the entire song.
Pat Barrett, his co-writer, continues in the interview: “Good, Good Father helps you unlearn damaging things you have heard about God… the bridge ‘You are perfect in all of your ways, to us’ personalizes (His goodness).” The result is a powerful song that many people relate to at a deep level.
Good, Good Father is impacting worship around the globe. It’s already a classic and will continue to broaden our understanding of the depth of God’s love for each of us each time we sing it. Both Tony Brown and Pat Barrett understand that their song carries a priceless message from God as He is worshiped through it. All of us relate to the message of a father’s love, some as sons and daughters, and some as fathers. As Chris Tomlin summarizes, songs like this don’t come around very often.

Christopher Dwayne Tomlin (born May 4, 1972) is an American contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas. He has sold over 7 million records. He is a former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI’s sixstepsrecords. Tomlin leads worship at many Passion events.
He was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2006, 2007 (along with Artist of the Year), and 2008 GMA Dove Awards, and a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2012. He is one of the members of CompassionArt, a charity founded by Martin Smith of the band Delirious? and Smith’s wife, Anna, and is on the board of directors of CURE International, a nonprofit organization that provides medical care to children in the developing world.
This album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the fourth CCM album in history to do so.

Tomlin has been married to Lauren (Bricken) since 2010, and they have 3 daughters.

This song is my favorite praise chorus/song. It brings tears to my eyes every time I sing it in worship.

Bible Reference… Psalm 103:13; Proverbs 3:11,12; Matthew 6:6,26; 10:29-31; Romans 8:15; 1John 3:1


I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think You’re like,
but I’ve heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night.
And You tell me that You’re pleased, and that I’m never alone.

        CHORUS:
        You’re a good, good Father; it’s who You are. It’s who You are. It’s who You are.
        And I’m loved by You; it’s who I am. It’s who I am. It’s who I am.

I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide,
but I know we’re all searching for answers only You provide.
‘Cause You know just what we need, before we say a word. (CHORUS)

        CODA:
        Because You are perfect in all of Your ways. You are perfect in all of Your ways.
        You are perfect in all of Your ways to us.
        You are perfect in all of Your ways. You are perfect in all of Your ways.
        You are perfect in all of Your ways to us.

Oh, it’s love so undeniable; I can hardly speak.
Peace so unexplainable, I can hardly think.
As You call me deeper still… as You call me deeper still…
as You call me deeper still… into love, love, love. (CHORUS)

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