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Child of God

Child of God
Words & Music by Steve Siler

I paint on the face
I strap on the heels
I shut down my heart so it won’t have to feel
the hands that don’t know me all over my skin
and the eyes that don’t love me drinking me in
Under this make up
I’m black and blue
The petals were crushed before I could bloom
I didn’t choose this
No one ever would
And I’d break these chains if only I could
I’m a child of God
I hide in plain sight
I’m a child of God
Slave to the night
Powerless, broken, abandoned, abused
Do you see a child of God
Or just a prostitute?
The world looks away and calls me a whore
and each day I die just a little bit more
A disposable person to keep at arms length
Human trash…
Is that what you think?
I’m a child of God
I hide in plain sight
I’m a child of God
Slave to the night
Powerless, broken, abandoned, abused
Do you see a child of God
Or just a prostitute?
What I’ve become is not who I am
We both were created by the very same hand
I’m a child of God
I hide in plain sight
I’m a child of God
This isn’t right
See my humanity
Look for the truth
I am a child of God
I am a child of God
Not a prostitute

© Silerland Music ASCAP (Administered by ClearBox Rights LLC)

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First I want to say thank you. As a woman delivered from a lifestyle of 4 years prostitution in the United States I am so thankful for the raw truth of your song Child of God!

Jessica M.

Child of God is perfection. It’s like you have walked in the shoes of a prostituted woman. It’s really going to reach people. It’s like all seven days of the battle of Jericho all at one time. It’s going to break down barriers. Many, many people will be blessed by Child of God.

Lisa Thompson, VP, National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Washington DC

Wow! This is an amazing song. Very powerful and very wonderfully done!

Michelle Conn, International Justice Mission

Thank you so much for writing and recording this song. I will be using this song as I go to churches and speak about sex-trafficking.It has already made such an impact and I know that God is going to continue to use it to benefit HIS kingdom!!

Candace Balzano, Plainfield, IN

Well that just brought me to tears… at the end where the men start singing “beautiful, beautiful, beautiful child of God” …that was my breaking point! wow… I’ve never heard anything like it… It will surely increase compassion. God bless you for filling this need in such a “beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…” way!

Mary Beth Lavin, Formula One Life

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Chance Scoggins

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Chance Scoggins

Instrument / Role:

Choir Arranger/Conductor

Albums / Songs Involved With:

AFTER THE STORM Binder of the Broken, City of Hope / Congregation - Where is the Ground CHILD OF GOD DAYS OF HOPE DIGNITY Precious Lord Take My Hand SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER Backing Vocals - Every Man's Battle

Cheryl Smith

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Cheryl Smith

Instrument / Role:

Choir Member

Albums / Songs Involved With:

CHILD OF GOD DAYS OF HOPE DIGNITY Precious Lord Take My Hand

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Chris Kent

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Chris Kent

Instrument / Role:

Bass

Albums / Songs Involved With:

CHILD OF GOD DIGNITY Dignity, Returning the Favor, Love Will Have to Do It, In the Middle of the Mess IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE To Be Free, You Love Me, In the Image of God

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Christopher Smith

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Christopher Smith

Instrument / Role:

Choir Contractor

Albums / Songs Involved With:

AFTER THE STORM Binder of the Broken, CIty of Hope, Where is the Ground CHILD OF GOD DAYS OF HOPE DIGNITY Precious Lord Take My Hand MERCY GREAT ENOUGH MORE THAN A SURVIVOR Contractor & Arranger

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DaJuana Elder

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DaJuana Elder

Instrument / Role:

Choir Member

Albums / Songs Involved With:

AFTER THE STORM Binder of the Broken, City of Hope / Congregation - Where is the Ground DIGNITY Precious Lord Take My Hand

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Daphne Delva Smith

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Daphne Delva Smith

Instrument / Role:

Choir Member & Lead vocalist

Albums / Songs Involved With:

AFTER THE STORM Choir / Binder of the Broken & City of Hope Choir / CHILD OF GOD Choir / DAYS OF HOPE DIGNITY Choir / Precious Lord Take My Hand MERCY GREAT ENOUGH Lead Vocal / Listen with Love MORE THAN A SURVIVOR Choir

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Janice Corder

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Janice Corder

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Choir Member

Albums / Songs Involved With:

CHILD OF GOD DAYS OF HOPE DIGNITY Precious Lord Take My Hand AFTER THE STORM Binder of the Broken, City of Hope / Congregation - Where is the Ground

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Javaria Porter

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Javaria Porter

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Choir Member

Albums / Songs Involved With:

DIGNITY Precious Lord Take My Hand MORE THAN A SURVIVOR

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Jovan Bender

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Jovan Bender

Instrument / Role:

Choir Member

Albums / Songs Involved With:

AFTER THE STORM Binder of the Broken, City of Hope / Congregation - Where is the Ground CHILD OF GOD DAYS OF HOPE DIGNITY Precious Lord Take My Hand

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Kelsey Boyce

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Kelsey Boyce

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Choir Member

Albums / Songs Involved With:

DIGNITY Precious Lord Take My Hand MORE THAN A SURVIVOR

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Louis Cross

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Louis Cross

Instrument / Role:

Choir Member

Albums / Songs Involved With:

AFTER THE STORM Binder of the Broken, City of Hope / Congregation - Where is the Ground DIGNITY Precious Lord Take My Hand

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Mark Baldwin

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Mark Baldwin

Instrument / Role:

Guitar

Albums / Songs Involved With:

BEFORE WE SAID HELLO Guitar BROKEN TO BLESS Guitar / Innocent Child, Walking Each Other Home, Child of Mine CELEBRATION TABLE Guitar / No Power Over Me, Rock Bottom Soon, Say Anything CHAOS OF THE HEART Guitar / Keep Breathing, How Could You DIGNITY Guitar / Love Will Have to Do It, In the Middle of the Mess, Do You Know How I Love You, When I Couldn't Do It By Myself DRINK DEEP Every Single Tear, Twenty Three, Today, Death Has Been Conquered / Also - speaker on No! IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR Guitar MERCY GREAT ENOUGH Guitar / Broken into Beautiful, I Lay it Down Listen with Love SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER Guitar / Somebody's Daughter TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE Guitar / In the Image of God, No One Can Love Me like You Do, You Love Me

Scott Williamson

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Scott Williamson

Instrument / Role:

Drums

Albums / Songs Involved With:

CHILD OF GOD DRINK DEEP No!, Don't Feel Much like Prayer Today, Drink Deep, After the Crowds are Gone, No Such Thing as Normal, Differently, Every Single Tear, Good, Ambush, As Good as Goodbye Gets, Today, Gone Ahead, Death Has Been Conquered (Drink Deep) DIGNITY Dignity, Returning the Favor, Love Will Have to Do It, In the Middle of the Mess IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR MERCY GREAT ENOUGH Hidden Things, The Days Still Yet to Come, Hope Will Rise Again, You'll Never Call Me Daddy (Mercy Great Enough) SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER All of Me

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Steve Siler

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Steve Siler

Instrument / Role:

Founder, Director, & Producer / Songwriter / Keys / Vocalist

Albums / Songs Involved With:

AFTER THE STORM Songwriter / Where is the Ground, Not too Far From Here, Twenty Three BEFORE WE SAID HELLO Songwriter BROKEN TO BLESS Songwriter & Vocals / Not too Far from Here, Innocent Child, Broken to Bless, Renee is Fourteen, Child of Mine, Beatitudes, Listening, Wounded Angel, Nothing is in Vain, Walking Each Other Home, The Apology CELEBRATION TABLE Songwriter & Vocals / Celebration Table, Come Meet Me Here, In Christ, I've Got This, No Power Over Me, Rock Bottom Soon, Say Anything, Shame Died These Things, A Voiceless Cry, You are Not Alone CHAOS OF THE HEART Songwriter / Chaos of the Heart, How Could You, Every Single Tear, Keep Breathing, Twenty Three CHILD OF GOD Songwriter CROOKED ROAD Songwriter DAYS OF HOPE Songwriter DIGNITY Songwriter / Dignity, We've Never Done This Dance Before, Returning the Favor, Love Will Have to Do It, In the Middle of the Mess, Twenty Three, You Should Hear Him Sing, Do You Know I Love You, Precious Lord Take My Hand, I'm Gonna Lose You DRINK DEEP No!, Don't Feel Much like Prayer Today, Drink Deep, After the Crowds are Gone, No Such Thing as Normal, Differently, Every Single Tear, Good, Twenty Three, Ambush, Today, Gone Ahead, Death Has Been Conquered FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW Songwriter / Fifty Years From Now, I Don't Know You Anymore, Love as I Have Been Loved, Before God, What God Has Joined Together GOD CAN USE A BROKEN HEART Songwriter HEROES UNSUNG Songwriter & Piano IN ALL THINGS Songwriter I PROMISE TO BE WITH YOU TODAY Songwriter IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR Songwriter LOOK INTO MY EYES Songwriter MERCY GREAT ENOUGH Songwriter / The Days Still Yet to Come, Hope Will Rise Again, I Lay it Down, I Wasn't There, Listen with Love, Stain Upon My Heart, We Forgive You, What Now?, You'll Never Call Me Daddy, Your Life Has Made a Difference MORE BEAUTIFUL Songwriter / More Beautiful, Wildest Ride on Earth MORE THAN A SURVIVOR Songwriter MUSIC FOR THE LITLE SOUL Songwriter THE NEXT RIGHT THING Songwriter NO POWER OVER ME Songwriter & Vocalist ROCK BOTTOM SOON Songwriter & Vocalist SET SAIL Songwriter SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER Songwriter / Traitor, Somebody's Daughter, All of Me, Into the Light, Is It Me?, I Commit My Eyes, Every Man's Battle /also / Keyboards - Is It Me? TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE Songwriter / The Cost, You Love Me, In the image of God, Just the Way that I Am, No One Can Love Me like You Do TWENTY THREE Songwriter UNDER MY SKIN Songwriter WHERE IS MY FAITH Songwriter WHOLE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD Songwriter / Whole in the Sight of God WRONG CONVERSATIONS Songwriter

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Tim Akers

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Tim Akers

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B3 Organ

Albums / Songs Involved With:

CHILD OF GOD Piano DIGNITY Binder of the Broken / B-3 Organ, Accordion - Piano, B-3 Organ, & Keyboards - Dignity, Returning the Favor, Love Will Have to Do It DRINK DEEP Gone Ahead, Death Has Been Conquered IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR Piano MERCY GREAT ENOUGH Your Life Has Made a Difference MORE THAN A SURVIVOR SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER I Commit My Eyes, Every Man's Battle