The Family Is of God
October 2008

“The Family Is of God,” Friend, Oct. 2008, 28–29

The Family Is of God

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With joy

1. Our Father has a family. It’s me!

It’s you, all others too: we are His children.

He sent each one of us to earth, through birth,

To live and learn here in fam’lies.

2. A father’s place is to preside, provide,

To love and teach the gospel to his children.

A father leads in fam’ly prayer to share

Their love for Father in Heaven.

3. A mother’s purpose is to care, prepare,

To nurture and to strengthen all her children.

She teaches children to obey, to pray,

To love and serve in the fam’ly.

4. I’ll love and serve my family and be

A good example to each fam’ly member.

And when I am a mom or dad, so glad,

I’ll help my fam’ly remember:


God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—

This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God.

Words and music: Matthew Neeley

© 2008 by Matthew Neeley. All rights reserved.
This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.
This notice must be included on each copy made.

Illustration by Phyllis Luch; background © Artbeats