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Father I Love You

By Peter Gringhuis, Elton Smith and Larry Holder

CCLI Number: 5688742

When Angelo Boë's father passed away, Peter wanted to write a song in his memory. Peter wrote the music. Larry and I wrote the lyrics. Angelo sings lead on the recording with Peter and Margriet Brasz singing harmony. - Elton, 29 January 2010

Peter Gringhuis videos

Larry Holder Music

Recording by Angelo Boë and Peter Gringhuis

Accompaniment Track


(Verse 1)
Life is all too short it seems
Passes by us like a dream
All too soon it slips away
I'm glad I took the time to say

Father I love you
Father I need you
I long to see you
Once again

Father, I love you
Father, I need you
I long to see you
Once again

(Verse 2)
On this earth we live and grow
But this is not the end we know
Beyond this life there is a home
Beyond the heartache we have known

(Repeat Chorus)
Father I love you
Father I need you
I long to see you
Once again

Father I love you
Father I need you
I long to see you
Once again

Wonderful, Comforting
Are my memories of you
Colorful, glorious
Are the dreams you gave me

(Repeat Chorus)
Father I love you
Father I need you
I long to see you
Once again

Father I love you
Father I need you
I long to see you
Once again

Copyright © 2010 Peter Gringhuis, Elton Smith and Larry Holder

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mAwesome:- Yes, Father I love you !
this is a very good loving song i really enjoy the song
this song just reminded me that there is a home sweeter that here.
its amazing to listen to the truth about me
robert (watboby_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
I feel like I have found treasure, the song summarizes a lot of this life from day we are born to the day we complete our life.
I felt like closing my eyes and see my self on peaceful transfer bed (death) and meeting my father and just telling him ..... father .... I love you.... thank you so much .....and telling my children after me ..... the father has been so kind and good .... hold him and live him

Tanzania, East Africa
Sam (sakoauditor_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
There is a song in Tamil(South Indian Language) similiar to this. love this one tooooooo............
karl Community Profile Link karl (karlmarx0007_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
very amazing music and lovable (jhun_arizo35_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
A song for those who know Him and long to be away with Him
Liz (cherotbnl_AT_sbcglobal_DOT_net)
Father I love you, and your word which is the truth tells me that NOTHING can separate me from your everlasting love. Thanks guys for a wonderful song with which to praise my father.
Michael Community Profile Link Michael (mgrainger44_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
good i loved this song
jaya (jayasree2714)
Thank you for this beautiful lyric and even more so such soft and peaceful music. God bless you
Ms. Hasti
Lovely, wonderful and beautiful song. Very meaningful words and expresses the deep love for one's father....especially after his death. Very good site, I was surfing for online praise n worship and thank God I found a lovely one. Keep up the good works guys. God bless
Annie D
This is such as beautiful song, made me cry.
Joaun Community Profile Link Joaun (joaunsvega_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
Simply wonderful
Bruno Community Profile Link Bruno (bpn_AT_gmx_DOT_net)
Beautiful song!!!
Amazing Grace!!!
I am so glad that i visited this site my Sunday was blessd one GOD blessed every who has made dream come through.
Isele Community Profile Link Isele (captlsele_AT_yahoo_DOT_co_DOT_uk)
now I know God is my true Father not my father at home!!!
The lyrics touches the deepest of my heart. Praise God for giving us our earthly father who loved us and cared us since our birth.
I want to tell you all, it was very emotional making this song, for my good friend. angelo, Bro, thanx for the singing,Elton, Larry thanx for the good help and writing the lyrics.

Peter Community Profile Link Peter (peter_DOT_gringhuis_AT_kpnplanet_DOT_nl)

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