Arranged by Ray Thompson. Score, Set of Parts. Published by RayThompsonMusic H0.
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The song names God in its title and lyrics, which was unusual for a pop single at the time. The sentiments expressed in the lyrics were not specific to any God, and could be addressed to any higher force , being a song about moving forward after loss. Wilson said that his and Asher's intention was to create the feeling of "being blind but in being blind, you can see more". Sung by Brian's younger brother Carl Wilson , the Beach Boys' recording was produced and arranged by Brian using an unorthodox selection of instruments.