Chris Tomlin's recently released single, "Good Good Father," hit the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Christian Songs Chart the day it released. In less than two weeks, more than 25 radio stations have added the single, including many large markets across the country and network stations KLOVE, AIR1 and Sirius XM. The single is shooting up the charts, already hitting No. 19 on the National Christian Audience Chart.
"In every record, there's a song that comes along that I'm just captured by.God is a good Father, and I think people need to hear that more than ever," Tomlin said. "What a beautiful thing to stand and proclaim and just let people experience the heart and the power of those words - 'you're a good good Father.'"
Pat Barrett and Tony Brown of House Fires wrote "Good Good Father," and Barrett is featured on the track. "What an honor to carry this song," Tomlin continued. "It was really important to me that Pat Barrett, who wrote the song, be a part of the recording because he captured the heart so well."
But it's not Tomlin and HouseFires who are singing the song's praises. Former Hillsong Church worship pastor Darlene Zschech concurs: "The song 'Good Good Father' by HouseFires is truly bringing healing and life every time we lead it at church. Do yourself a favor."
One of the reasons why "Good Good Father" is such a hit, it's because of the words:
Oh, I've heard a thousand stories of what they think you're like
But I've heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night
And you tell me that you're pleased
And that I'm never alone
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
Below are 7 different renditions of "Good Good Father" by different Christian artists:
2. Chris Tomlin:
3. Darlene Zschech:
4. Casting Crowns:
5. Zealand Worship:
6. Amy Renee (Bethel Church):
7. Brian and Jenn Johnson (Bethel Church)