Crowder's Good God Almighty is so much more than a fun, bluesy gospel tune. Give the lyrics a read and then take a moment to reflect wtih me.
And you showed up and patched me up like you do every time
I get amnesia, I forget that you keep coming around
Yeah, ain't no way you'll ever let me down (me down)
I hope you'll find me
Praising your name no matter what comes
'Cause I know where I'd be without your mercy
So I keep praising your name at the top of my lungs
Tell me is he God? (he's God)
He is good God almighty
So why would I assume you'd be somebody that you're not
Like sun in the morning, I know you're gonna be there every day
So what on earth could make me be afraid (afraid)
Praise him in the noontime
Praise him when the sun goes down
Love him in the morning
Love him in the noontime
Love him when the sun goes down
What I love about Crowder’s Good God Almighty is that it reclaims an expression that’s lost its meaning. What was once a cry of praise or a 3 word prayer has become a meaningless curse when we twist our ankle or jubilant shout when our quarterback makes a great play.
What this song does is point us back to the true meaning. We break it down word by word. He IS good. He IS God. He is Good God Almighty.
I also love the confession that we get amnesia. We forget His goodness. We doubt His presence, yet all He does is prove faithful. So instead of questioning Him, I must question myself: “why would I assume You’ll be something that You’re not?” Because I’m a human, but He is Good God Almighty.