I AM GOD'S CHILD (words by Shirley Erena Murray)

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one verse played on piano by Ron Klusmeier.

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Lyrics

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.

Author / Composer Comments

• Author Shirley Erena Murray, from her book Every Day in Your Spirit (Hope Publishing Co., 1996, No. 13): “I did not intend this to be a ‘regular’ hymn. It is an attempt to express the human paradox.”

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