Who You Say I am - A Child Of God Lyrics + Video

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Who am I that the highest King
Would welcome me
I was lost but He brought me in
Oh His love for me

Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I'm a child of God
Yes I am

Free at last He has ransomed me
His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin
Jesus died for me
Yes He died for me

Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I'm a child of God
Yes I am
In my Father's house
There's a place for me
I'm a child of God
Yes I am

[Bridge]
I am chosen, not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me, not against me
I am who You say I am
I am chosen, not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me, not against me
I am who You say I am
I am who You say I am

Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I'm a child of God
Yes I am
In my Father's house
There's a place for me
I'm a child of God
Yes I am
I'm a child of God
Yes I am


Who You Say I Am Story

"Who You Say I Am" is a song performed by Australian praise and worship group Hillsong Worship. Written by Reuben Morgan and Ben Fielding, a studio-recorded version of the song was released on 15 June 2018 as the first single from their 26th live album, There Is More (2018), by Hillsong Music Australia and Capitol Christian Music Group. It appeared on the compilation album Wow Hits 2019.

It was nominated for Top Christian Song at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

Background
On 2 March 2018, Hillsong Worship released the live version of "Who You Say I Am" as one of two tracks available during the digital pre-order period for There Is More (2018), the live album slated for an April release. On 6 April 2018, a live acoustic version of the song was released as a bonus track on the digital edition of There Is More. Following the album's release, Hillsong Worship released Spotify Singles, which has two songs, including "Who You Say I Am" which was recorded at Sound Stage in Nashville, Tennessee, on 2 May 2018. Hillsong Worship then released a studio version of "Who You Say I Am" in digital formats on 15 June 2018 as a single. The studio version of the song impacted Australian radio on 22 June 2018. On 13 July 2018, Hillsong Worship published the studio sessions version of the song which released as a song in There Is More: Studio Sessions EP. On 19 October 2018, Hillsong Worship released an instrumental version of "Who You Say I Am" in the instrumental album titled There Is More: Instrumental.

Music videos
Hillsong Worship published a live music video of "Who You Say I Am" recorded during the 2018 Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference held at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, on 2 March 2018 via the video-sharing website, YouTube. On 6 March 2018, the acoustic performance video of the song was published on Hillsong Worship's YouTube channel. Hillsong Worship then published the official lyric video of the song's live version on 21 March 2018. On 13 July 2018, Hillsong Worship published the studio version of the song which released as a song in There Is More: Studio Sessions.

"Who You Say I Am" was an incredible privilege to be a part of. I wrote the song with Reuben Morgan who is a great friend, and we have a great history of writing songs together. Reuben was back in Sydney and we spent time together writing and being together and talking about what was on our hearts that we wanted to write songs about that was important to us individually and for the church. A couple of the things we discussed was the fact that there is such a prevalence of people struggling with anxiety and stress. One of the top challenges that young people face is anxiety, over their careers or relationships, or specific issues. We wanted to write a song that would speak to that, which is “Be Still.” Through that process, we wrote "Who You Say I Am" because we realized that it is so important to understand how God sees us, and what He says about us. It’s so important to go to the Scriptures and read who God says we are. The way we show God is determined by the way we know God.

The theme, "Who You Say I Am", is from John 8, which is, you will know, the truth and the truth will set you free. Jesus says, 'who the Son sets free, is free indeed.’ It’s a real declaration of identity. When I introduced this song into our church, I read John 8, the Scripture this song is based on. It talks about how a slave has no place in the family. But, once we’ve been brought into the family, then we have this identity as part of God’s family and identity of freedom. Our identity resides in knowing ourselves in Christ and living within the stability of knowing we are who God says we are.


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  • Benard W.M

    I first heard this song play on Voice Of Life, our local radio station in Arua City, Uganda. From that moment, I fell in love with the song. And it makes me cool and slow down to accept my self.

  • Binna

    First heard this song at Concord United Methodist Church during the contemporary service. Love it!! Speaks to my heart! Now, during recovery, I am reminded that Yes, I am a child of God!!

  • Sophia

    Herd from radio station. I love the song. Its so touching. Every time When this song came up and i would sing with tears falling down my cheeks. So touching!!❤️❤️❤️

  • Lois Thompson

    Heard this at the movie Overcomer! Love it!????

  • Gail Stephens

    MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG THERE IS. THE WORDS JUST COME FROM THE HEART.

  • Anthony

    This song I like t vry much

    Vry touching and It's a blessing.... God bless you

  • Sherin Nadan

    A very heart touching song.
    May the almighty bless all n may his grace b on all❤
    Luv from Fiji????????

  • Stefan Long

    i am hoping Hillsong Worship monitors this site with some regularity.; i would like to make signs using the second verse and sell them. i propose to pay 10% of gross for rights
    is this acceptable?

  • Stef

    i very recently discovered hillsong worship. who you say i am is a song i needed for further healing, the words simple, the melody catching, orchestration fantastic. it was the right song for me at the right time. it has helped me rebelieve in myself, and have been struggling with self acceptance for a while now. i haven't purchased music in about a half a lifetime but hope i can get a best of... as tho all their songs aren't poigent.
    thank you, thank you, thank you and i hope you can continue with such great songs. thank you so much

  • Jigo Johnson

    Waw...waw that was awesome may God bless you and increase your ministry

  • Rose Mathew

    Very wamth song
    We are real child of god
    Amen

  • Dennis Caxton

    blessings, awesome worship

  • Leke

    I love all the songs

  • Hudson

    Wow wow......blessed indeed heard it via a radio station it blowed my spirit.

  • Brenda Davis

    Heard this song Sunday morning at church about one month ago. Oh how the words , "I am who You say I am...You are for me, not against me, I am a child of God", gripped my heart and soul.
    Thank you Hillsong and continue on being blessed to bless.

  • Brenda Davis

    I first heard this song at church one Sunday morning. O how these words gripped my heart and soul, reminding me, "I am a child of God". In spite of the challenges, I win... because, I am a child of God. I thank God for the many songs ministered through you. Continue on.
    Thank you.

  • Greg Thibodeaux

    What an inspirational song.I was driving my 5yr. granddaughter to visit her great grandmother and the song came on and she started singing loud. Then, I joined in with her. Keep inspiring and doing GOD's work. At times in the morning I listen to y'all . Very uplifting to here a little child want to worship GOD in song. We live in a darken world. Keep up the amazing work y'all are doing, very much needed.

  • Obonipe Emmanuel Arnest

    The song is so amazing it makes me forget ma past. And for sure when the son sets you free everything become free and possible

  • Donna Sims

    This song says it all. I am a child of God, no matter what you have done, you are still his child. ????

  • Kathleen Duclos

    this song makes me so happy that I could cry. I can't stop playing it over and over in my mind and my heart.

  • Viola Blanc

    I love this song I don’t go a day without singing it. Be blessed

  • Becky Wisniewski

    Our five-year-old grandson came to visit last week and sang this song numerous times and got me hooked on it also! What a beautiful sight to see a small child of God singing his praises! Thank you for this most beautiful song. Our little Simon hears this at church during their praise and worship time. How much our hearts were warmed through you and this spirit-filled child. God is using you mightily!

  • Lydia Falade

    The best worship song ever. May His glory continue to shine in your lives as you evangelize through your spirit filled music. Amen and Amen

  • Lisa Frisk

    Beautiful song. God is with us all.

  • Lauren Crotts

    God truly is using ya’ll . Can’t help but cry every time I hear this song . I am a child of God also. Thanks for allowing His Holy Spirit to flow through you and share it with us.

  • Sylvia Gregory

    God bless you Hillsong, I love this song, I will say all, our God is great. I love to listen to your worship, Hillsong Ministries are wonderful, I hope to visit you some day. Blessings Hillsong Ministries. Before I go to bed I listen to your worship songs. When I listen to them they bring me closer and closer to JESUS, I love him, He is always with me. Amen Amen.

  • Herbert Wise Wasswa

    an awesome music
    may God indeed bless you


  • Bible Verses for Who You Say I am - A Child Of God

    Lamentations 1 : 5

    Her adversaries are become the head, her enemies prosper; For Jehovah hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: Her young children are gone into captivity before the adversary.

    Lamentations 3 : 26

    It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah.

    John 1 : 12

    But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, `even' to them that believe on his name:

    John 3 : 2

    the same came unto him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that thou doest, except God be with him.

    2nd Corinthians 6 : 18

    And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.