A blog about current Christian songs that have strong, deep lyrics and can be used in contemporary or blended Christian Worship formats.

Third Day

Children of God by Third Day

This week’s strong song is Children of God by the group Third Day. The lyrics were written by Mac Powell their lead singer.  The song is based on 1 John 3:1-2 where the Apostle John  reflects upon the amazing, undeserved blessings believers have as the children of God. Christ is the only naturally begotten son of God. We are children by adoption. I like the song because of its simplicity and faithfulness to the Word of God.

Children of God is currently the ninth most popular song on K-Love and is on the Third Day Move album which was released in October of 2010.

Other Scripture references include Ephesians 5:1, Romans 8:16, Romans 8:21, Philippians 2:15, John 1:12-13, and Luke 20:26.

Children of God

Praise to the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ
Our God and our King, to Him we will sing
In His great mercy, He has given us life
Now we can be called the children of God

Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us
He has delivered us

Children of God, sing your song and rejoice
For the love that He has given us all
Children of God, by the blood of His Son
We have been redeemed and we can be called
Children of God
Children of God

A mystery is revealed to the universe
The Father above has proven His love
Now we are free from the judgment that we deserve
And so we are called the children of God

We are the saints
We are the children
We’ve been redeemed
We’ve been forgiven
We are the sons and the daughters of our God