I Am God’s Child

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: STIVEN

Lyrics as Poetry

I am God’s child,
ugly and beautiful,
wayward and dutiful,
free to run wild,
I am God’s child.I am God’s joke,
played for the sport in me,
laughter’s retort in me,
born to provoke,
I am God’s joke.I am God’s cross,
fruit of creation’s pain,
blessing and fearful bane,
proof, paradox,
I am God’s cross.I am God’s sign,
hopeful humanity
touched with divinity,
learning to shine,
I am God’s sign.


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1996 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


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I AM GOD'S CHILD
One Verse
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

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  • Children∶ music about
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  • Hope
  • Intergenerational

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