Hymn For My Father

Album: Collective Soul (Rabbit) (2009)


  • This soft, sad ballad is the closing track from Atlanta-based rock band Collective Soul's second eponymous album, which is also referred to as Rabbit.
  • The song is about the father of vocalist Ed Roland and his rhythm guitarist brother Dean. Lead guitarist Joel Kosche explained to Classic Rock magazine: "That's a very personal song that Ed wrote, and is a tribute to Ed and Dean's father, who died four years ago. Ed grew up singing hymns, so it seemed only natural that he should write a song about it. After all, his father helped develop his early musical career and really encouraged him to take that path artistically."


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