Thoughts on Good God Almighty by Crowder

Analyze the lyrics and reflect.

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.

Good God Almighty lyrics (Crowder)

I can't count the times I've called your name some broken night
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)
Good God almighty
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 good? (he's good)
Tell me is he God? (he's God)
He is good God almighty
You say your love goes on forever, that your mercy never stops
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 morning
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.

This song points us back to the true meaning. We break it down word by word: He IS good, He IS God, and 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 human, but He is Good God Almighty.

Learn to play Good God Almighty by Crowder here.

Jason Houtsma is the co-founder and guitar teacher at Worship Artistry, where he is helping musicians of every level answer the call to worship with passion and confidence. Jason has been leading worship and writing music since he was 15 years old and currently serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA. He is husband to Alli and father to Bjorn and Asher.

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