We’re on to the next holiday, and here I’ve compiled a big huge list of 40 Father’s Day Primary songs you can teach in Singing Time!
Father’s day is such a fun occasion to spoil the men in the ward. It’s not as sensitive of a holiday as Mother’s Day, though of course there are still some in the ward who will have a harder time with the holiday than other.
I love how many of these Primary Songs for Father’s Day are light hearted, fun, and even silly that are perfect for so many dads that have that fun playful bond with kids.
Father’s day is always celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June. In 2022, Father’s Day will be on June 19th. In 2023 Father’s Day falls on June 18th.
With those dates in mind, you’ll want to start practicing for a Father’s day song in early-May (or right after you finish your Mother’s Day Primary songs!)
10 Favorite Father’s Day Primary Songs
For those looking for an easier way to pick your Father’s Day song this year, I thought I’d share my favorite 10 Primary Songs for Father’s Day (in order). Of course, these are my personal pick and your list and order will likely be different than mine.
I usually go really low key and don’t pick a super difficult song for Father’s day, so my list does somewhat reflect that. If you ask me, you can’t go wrong with the classic Daddy’s Homecoming! You also might think it’s strange to see Grandmother on the list but we’ve done this one for Father’s day (with a word substitution) and I loved it!!
- In My Father’s Hands
- I Am a Child of God
- Daddy’s Homecoming
- I See a Hero
- Love is Spoken Here
- The Dearest Names
- The Family is of God
- Father’s Day Medley
- My Dad
*The links above will take you to my archives for each song with singing time ideas and flip charts!
All 40 Father’s Day Primary Songs
Below, you can browse the entire list of all the Father’s Day songs for Primary that I’ve been able to find. If you have others to add to the list, please add them to the comments so others can use them as well!
The songs here are grouped in categories to help you more easily find a song by what you’re hoping to convey. Then, they’re listed in song order so you can flip through the songbook to check out the lyrics!
Father’s Day Song – I Love My Dad:
- Grandmother #200 *Substitute Father for Grandmother and drop the 3rd note in Grandmother.
- When Grandpa Comes #201
- Mother, Tell Me the Story #204 *Substitute Daddy
- Dearest Mother #206b *Substitute Daddy
- Mother, I Love You #207 *Substitute Daddy
- The Dearest Names #208 (vs 2)
- Fathers #209
- Daddy’s Homecoming #210
- My Dad #211
My Father Teaches Me:
- I Am a Child of God #2
- A Child’s Prayer #12
- Teach Me to Walk in the Light #177
- Teacher, Do You Love Me #178 *Substitute “Father” for “Teacher”
- Love is Spoken Here #190 (vs 1 and 3)
- Love One Another #136
- Where Love is #138
- Families Can Be Together Forever #188
- Home #192
- Quickly I’ll Obey #197b
- Because God Loves Me #234 (vs 2)
- We Are Different #263 (vs 3)
Fun Primary Songs for Father’s Day:
- A Happy Family #198a
- When We’re Helping #198b
- Oh, What Do You Do in the Summertime? #245 (Substitute “in the summertime” with the words “with your father dear”)
- Here We Are Together #261 (There’s Father, and Mother, and Sister, and Brother…)
- Do As I’m Doing #276 (Building a deck, washing a car, mowing the lawn…)
Father’s Day Hymns:
- For the Beauty of the Earth #92
- O My Father #292
- Love at Home Hymn #294
- O Love That Glorifies the Son #295
- Our Father, by Whose Name #296
- Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth #298
Other Father’s Day Songs from the Church Website:
You’ll find a somewhat random assortment below from the Church’s website. The first half or so on this list would work great in Primary! Others are more geared towards a choir, but you might be able to adapt them.
- The Family is of God (The Friend)
- Our Family Place
- My Eternal Family
- My Father
- Dad, You’re Awesome
- When I Hear My Father Pray
- Father, as I Kneel to Pray
- Come Home
- In a Thousand Ways (designed as a Solo)
- In the Learning of My Father (designed as a Solo)
Father’s Day Primary Songs by LDS Composers:
There are some really beautiful Father’s Day songs that you might also want to consider written by faithful LDS members.
*You will need Bishopric and Primary President approval and may need to purchase sheet music to use any of these songs.
- In My Father’s Hands by Blake Gillette
- I See a Hero by Shawna Edwards
- Hear Him by Mark Richins
- Father’s Day Medley by Tara Blumer
- Daddy I Love You
Printable Father’s Day Song List
As a helpful reference, you can bookmark or pin this post to easily find it year after year. I’ve also created a 2-page printable Father’s Day Song list that will be helpful to keep in your Singing Time Binder. For easy reference to all the links, and yearly updates with new songs, this post may still be your best go-to resource.
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For even more ideas, peek at our list of Mother’s Day Primary Songs. There are some there that you might be able to convert to be more generally about parents or specifically about dads!
What other Father’s Day songs have I missed? What song are you teaching this year for Father’s Day?