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10 Christian Father’s Day Poems to Touch Dad’s Heart

Giving your dad a Happy Father’s Day poem is a great way to express your love and gratitude for him and all he does in your life. A good earthly father helps point his children to the kindness and goodness of their heavenly father–making an impact for here and now, and for eternity. A Christian dad has a massive spiritual influence on his children as a role model and friend and spiritual leader. 

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How to use this collection of religious poems for Father’s Day 

  • Read one aloud together as a family on Father’s Day to celebrate mom!
  • Read the poem aloud and then use it as a journaling prompt for you as a dad or for your child. Does this Father’s day poem remind you of your dad? Why or why not? Does it feel true to your fatherhood experience? 
  • Read the poem aloud and use it as a writing prompt for your homeschool or Christian school students. What type of poem is this? (Free verse, meter, sonnet–for older children. Rhyming/non-rhyming for younger) Challenge your students to write their own poem about their dad thanking him for what he does for them or remembering favorite memories with dad.
  • Read the poem aloud to your kids. Ask them to make a drawing, painting or other art piece that reminds them of the poem–how it makes them feel or the words of the poem itself. 
  • Read the poem or recite it for memory at your Father’s Day church service. 
  • Write a spiritual  poem or portion of a poem on your Fathers Day card this year. 
  • Use all or a part of the poem to create a piece of wall art for your home or for dad to display in his office.  

10 Christian Father’s Day Poems to Touch Dad’s Heart

Enjoy these beautiful and touching reminders of the power of a good Father in their child’s life. 

5 Short Dad Poems for Father’s Day

I’m Happy You’re My Dad

I feel safe when you are with me;
You show me fun things to do;
You make my life much better;
The best father I know is you.

I’m happy you’re my Dad
And so I want to say
I love you, Dad, and wish you
A Happy Father’s Day!

–By Joanna Fuchs

Walk With Me Daddy

Walk along side me, Daddy 

and hold my little hand. 

I have so many things to learn

that I don’t yet understand. 

Teach me things to keep me safe 

from the dangers everyday. 

Show me how to do my best 

at home, at school, at play. 

Every child needs a gentle hand 

to guide them as they grow. 

So walk along side me, Daddy. 

We have a long way to go.

–Helen Bush

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Dad

To me Dad, you’re everything
I can not begin to say,
You’ve loved, cared, and looked out for me
You’ve made me who I am today.
Dad, you’ve always been understanding
and showered me with concern,
You’re my knight in shining armor
You’re my dad and best friend.

–Susan Smith

Sit With Me Daddy

Sit with me daddy, I’ll tell you my tales

praise my achievements, comfort my fails. 

I’ll snuggle in close, whilst I fit on your knee,

and you can’t imagine who I”ll grow up to be. 

I’ll remember our games, and all your advice, 

as daddies are friendly and wonderful and wise. 

I might be tiny, but I’ll look up in awe; 

your smile and warm word, all that I’m searching for. 

Then when, I’m grown up, we’ll sit side by side,

both eyeing each other with immeasurable pride.

–Ms. Moem

Life Lessons

You may have thought I didn’t see,
Or that I hadn’t heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.

Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we’d grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It’s written on my heart.

Without you, Dad, I wouldn’t be
The person I am today;
You built a strong foundation
No one can take away.

I’ve grown up with your values,
And I’m very glad I did;
So here’s to you, dear father,
From your forever grateful kid.
–By Joanna Fuchs

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5 Christian Poems About a Godly Father

What Makes a Dad 

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,

The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,

Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad

–Brie Carter

Dad’s Hands

Dad’s hands were king-size and strong.
With his hands, he built our home
And fixed all the broken things.
Dad’s hands gave generously, served humbly,
and loved mom tenderly, unselfishly, completely, unendingly.

With his hand, Dad held me when I was small,
steadied me when I stumbled,
and guided me in the right direction.
When I needed help, I could always count on Dad’s hands.

Sometimes Dad’s hands corrected me, disciplined me,
shielded me, rescued me.
Dad’s hands protected me.
Dad’s hand held mine when he walked me down the aisle.

His hand gave me to my forever love,
who, not surprisingly, is very much like Dad.
Dad’s hands were the instruments of his great big,
Rugged-tender heart.

Dad’s hands were strength.
Dad’s hands were love.
With his hands he praised God.
And he prayed to the Father with those big hands.
Dad’s hands. They were like Jesus’ hands to me.

–Mary Fairchild

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So God Made a Father

And God looked down on all He had made and said, “Now, I need a caretaker.”

So, God made a father.

God said, “I need someone to take children fishing and play catch in the backyard. It must be someone who is tough enough to run a chainsaw and wield a machete and yet, gentle enough to join his little girl and her dolls for tea.”

“I need someone to bring the car around when it’s raining, so everyone else can stay dry. Someone who will keep jumper cables in his truck, just in case he needs to help a stranger. I need someone to notice practical things, like how the tread on the tires is wearing and if the weather stripping around the front door needs replacing, for no one else will.”

“Yes, he will struggle to find his socks and keys. But I’ll help him find time for the important things, like tumbling with the kids in the den floor, or saying ‘I’m proud of you, son,’ or giving Mama a hug.”

So God made a father.

God thought, “I need someone to provide for the family. Someone who will get up early and stay up late and never complain. I need someone who’s willing to make unpopular decisions and stand by them. Someone to provide authority and discipline, as well as love.”

“I need someone who listens more than he talks. Who will stand by his family through laughter and tears, tornadoes and snowstorms, good times and bad. Someone who will love his kids and love their mother even more.”

“I need someone who is willing to carve the Thanksgiving turkey, for no one else seems to want the job.”

“I’ll make someone who’s not afraid to go into Grandma’s dark cellar, or to check on what goes bump in the night, or to remove the dead mouse from the mousetrap. Someone who will yank a child back from the path of a speeding car and who will keep a wary eye on strangers.”

“I’ll give him broad shoulders, broad enough to carry a little child around town and broad enough to pull more than his fair share.”

So God made a father.

God said, “I need someone who’s strong enough to open a tightly sealed jelly jar and someone who’s tall enough to place the angel on top of the Christmas tree. And yet, I need someone who is gracious enough to let his son fish the best fishing hole or to let his daughter win at least one hand of gin rummy.”

“Yes, I need someone who is willing to work the second-shift, or take second-best, or play second fiddle, so that his family can have it better than he did.”

“I need someone who’s willing . . . willing to man up and provide the love, support and strength his family will so desperately need.”

So, God made a father.

–May Patterson

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A Poem for Father’s Day

No tree however deep the roots,
However high and green the shoots,
However strong the trunk has stood,
Or firm the fibers of the wood,
No tree was ever meant to be
A never-ending shade for me
Or you.  Save one: where Jesus died
With bleeding branches spread as wide
And far as faith, for sinful men.

But there was shade, especially when
The tree was old: the leaves were thick
With life, and though the root was sick,
The bark deep-creased with age, the limbs
Were laden down with love, and hymns
Were heard beneath when wind bestirred
The bowing branches with the Word
Of heaven.  O there were years of shade!

And more: there was the fruit he made,
Or better, bore, when all the ground
Seemed dry, we turned again and found
The branches heavy with some rare
Well-watered food and sweet, called Care.
There must have been a river there
Beneath the arid earth somewhere
Deep-flowing up around the tips
Of dying roots, and giving sips
Of everlasting life for him
To share with us while every limb
Gave up its own.  O, there was fruit!
Life-giving from the dying root.

And more.  Much more.  There was the wood 
And it was strong.  It had withstood
A thousand storms, and everyone
More firm.  And now for every son,
Grandchild and every daughter here
He lies a fallen tree and dear,
And leaves in you the solid wood
And bids you stand where he has stood
Beside the river of the Word,
And that you keep what you have heard,
And sing with him in one accord:
“My fruitful house will serve the Lord.”

–John Piper

God Made a Father

God once made a father
his best one of all
he was smart loving and determined
to come when his kids called.

This father could be serious
he would sometimes get mad
but he was forgiving
when you did something bad.

This father could be silly
he would tell many jokes
he could be quite annoying
when he gave tickles and pokes.

God gave him to someone
but who could it be?
This very lucky person
turned out to be me.

—Abigail Stott

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5 Bible Verses for Dads on Father’s Day

A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him. -Proverbs 20:7

Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.

-Proverbs 14:26

The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

-Proverbs 23:24

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.

-Psalm 103:13

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! -Matthew 7:11

I hope this selection of beautiful and powerful Father’s Day poems and Bible verses has blessed you and helped you reflect on the gifts of your dad and all the men in fathering roles in your life.

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