Father’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re feeling stumped about what songs to sing that day or just want to add some fresh songs to your repertoire that fit the theme of Father’s Day, here are 5 brand new worship songs perfect for Father’s Day…plus some tips of how you might use them in your worship services.
“Who am I that the highest King would welcome me?…I’m a child of God.” This anthem, from Hillsong Worship’s latest album There Is More, celebrates the freedom we have with a Father who has ransomed us and made a special place for each of us in his house.
This song is particularly suited well for those who haven’t experienced a positive father figure in their lives. With its bold proclamations of “I am chosen, not forsaken” and “you are for me, not against me” it reflects well the spirit of Ephesians 1:4-6…
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. (NIV)
Opening with the well-known lyric, “Great is Thy faithfulness, O God, my Father”, this modern take on the classic hymn rises to an anthemic chorus that proclaims, “You never let go, this one thing I know – great, great is Your faithfulness!”
While being celebratory and powerful, it also captures the tenderness and beauty of the timeless reality the Psalmist writes about over and over again…
I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. (Psalm 89:1-2 NIV)
This synth-driven worship song from Ryan Stevenson’s new album No Matter What is a high-energy declaration that “with my Father I am safe” no matter what’s going on around me.
It would fit perfectly as a celebratory conclusion to a service. Or would flow very naturally out of Psalm 23 or the parable of Jesus’ calming the storm in Mark 4.
If it sounds like a great option for you, check out the resources we’ve found for it.
Also a part of their new album There Is More, this worship song sets the language of the Lord’s Prayer to music with a particular focus on “our Father in Heaven.” Simple and meditative in feel, it’s the perfect song of adoration to a Father who always hears our prayers.
This song would fit well following a reading of the Lord’s Prayer or a passage like Matthew 7:11…
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (NIV)
It would also fit well following a message on this theme or at the end of song set as a response to a powerful and loving God.
His preaching will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers. (Micah 4:6 NLT)
A good father has a heart for his children which causes his children to turn their hearts to him.
Vertical Worship’s new high-energy song from their latest release Bright Faith Bold Future captures this reality in our relationship with God the Father: “You move toward me” and our response “I’m after Your heart and all that You are.”