We Are All God’s Children


“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” -Pope Francis

The Philippines’ Inspirational Diva, Jamie Rivera, is once again selected to sing the official theme song for the papal visit after 20 years (1995: Pope John Paul II; 2015: Pope Francis). What adds more interest is that, this time, she wrote the lyrics herself. Richness in meaning, clarity of the message, and conviction of the lyrics— these, in majority, allows me to appreciate the song as I connect the theme to what is happening around me. Aside from the heavenly musical arrangement and Jamie’s angelic voice, the scenes featured in the official music video are completely compelling in such a manner that one cannot refuse to sympathize.

Let us sing all together, with our hearts, minds, and voices in unison.

“Do you see these children on the streets?
Have you walked the pavements where they sleep?
Do you feel their hands when you give them alms?
Did you ever give them bread to eat?
Have you seen their homes washed by the floods?
While a mother tightly holds her child
Do you hear the wind of the raging storm?
Can you tell them where it’s coming from?
Let us show our love and mercy
With true kindness and humility
For God loves the weak and the needy
Just like you and me
We are all God’s children; we are all the same
He is calling us by name to help the poor and lame
And learn what life is really for
It’s to know and love and serve the Lord

Stand together and let’s do our part
Hear their voices; mend their broken hearts
Choose to be brave; fight for their rights
Give them back their honor and their pride
Please do not be blind and just leave them behind
To struggle in darkness or give them empty promises
We are all God’s children; we are all the same
He is calling us by name to help the poor and lame
And learn what life is really for
It’s to know and love and serve the Lord
It’s to know and love and serve the Lord
It’s to know and love and serve the Lord.”

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