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06.21.11

The new recording of “God’s Children”

Filed under: creativity,music,worship — 9:55 pm

In January I finished a worship song called “God’s Children” that has been burning inside me for months.
The idea that God loves EVERY ONE of his kids equally – no matter our history, nationality, beliefs, sins, strengths, etc – moves me at a profound level.  For nothing can separate us from the love of God…. And not only do I want to see myself as one of those passionately loved kids, I want to see every single other person I ever meet as my brother or sister, engulfed in God’s bottomless, paternal and maternal LOVE.

We’ve been singing this song at Willow for the last few months, and now we’ve officially recorded it for the International Teams “Songs for the Oppressed (vol 1)” project…which came out last week!

God’s Children – listen to sample

If you’re interested, feel free to check out Songs for the Oppressed (vol 1).  You can learn all about the project, check out the artists who contributed songs, and learn how I-Teams will use the sales and momentum to bring hope to some of the most oppressed people on earth.  Please join us!

God’s Children
Aaron Niequist

Father of the beaten down
Lover of the strong and proud
God of every class, from the greenest grass to the underpass
You’re the Maker of us all

Father of each citizen
Lover of each immigrant
God of everyone who has ever been an alien
You’re Creator of us all
Animator of us all

Oh—You love your children, Love your children
Every daughter, every son
Oh—You love your children, All your children
Help us see You in each one

Father of the most oppressed
Lover of the least impressed
God of every kid who has ever hid from being hit
You’re the Seer of us all
Loving Weeper for us all

You bring the rain down
On the good and bad, The good and bad
On all of us
On all Your children

And You make the Sun shine
On the good and bad, The good and bad
In all of us
In all Your children.

We were all once aliens
And we’re all so full of sin
But in Jesus’ name we were welcomed in as citizens

A brand new family, old and young
From every nation, faith, and tongue
A new creation has begun
From every nation, faith, and tongue

———–

<Download God’s Children basic chart>

7 Comments »

  1. Hi Aaron! Freakin’ love the song. So much. Any chance you could post the chord chart for worship leaders who might want to play it one Sunday? (wink, wink, nudge, nudge…)

    Comment by Brent — June 21, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

  2. Brent,

    Great idea! I just posted a basic chart under the lyrics. Hope that helps!!

    aaron

    Comment by aaronieq — June 22, 2011 @ 7:13 am

  3. “Lover” instead of “Mother”?

    Why the change?

    Comment by Jim Kast-Keat — June 22, 2011 @ 10:38 am

  4. Jim,

    great question! It was a song-writing thing. I am absolutely committed to moving beyond our overly male version of God (and am trying to remove gendered language from my writing, prayers, etc), but I felt like tackling that in this song divided the focus. This song is about God’s love for every single person…and I wanted to hit that on the nose. But don’t worry, I have another song brewing that engages the feminine nature of God…

    hope to see you when i’m at mars in a couple weeks!
    aaron

    Comment by aaronieq — June 22, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

  5. Love this song man!

    Comment by randy w — June 29, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  6. Do you the Spanish version of this song?

    Comment by B Medina — December 5, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

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