Soon after the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed “My Mother’s Love” for a Mother’s Day special of Music and the Spoken Word, Janice Kapp Perry was asked to write a Father’s Day song as well. “For that song I only had my father, but I couldn’t have had a better example. It was my mother’s love and my father’s faith; that’s what I wrote about,” she said.
When Perry set out to write “My Father’s Faith,” she wanted it to have a strong beat and thought the Celtic sound fit her father. She also thought the men of the Choir would enjoy singing a masculine song.