Story Behind the Song: God Almighty, Little Child

Gerard Faucheux writes:

A few years ago, during midnight mass in Brookhaven, Mississippi, a song was played that just kind of settled in my soul. I don't really remember the melody or the words - just the feeling. Something about the dark church and the sound of the guitar and gentle singing just created something that has never left. During one of my long commutes, ideas started coming, comparing the awesomeness of God with the frailty of a little baby and other paradoxes due to Jesus, the son of God, the 2nd person of the blessed trinity, coming to live as one of us, to die as one of us, to die for all of us. Why? For love of us. I still don't understand this love. Even on my best days, I don't deserve this love. Yet while we were sinners, he died for us. (Rom 5:8) Wow! Thank you, Jesus!

I was thrilled (and extremely nervous) to be able to play and sing this song in my home church, St. Joseph's in Paulina, Louisiana a few years ago. A dark church - midnight mass - the sound of guitar and (somewhat) gentle singing - I hope that someone else was touched and changed the way that I was years before.

God Almighty, Little Child Words and music by Gerard C. Faucheux, Sr. God Almighty, little child. King of Kings so meek and mild. Creator of the universe cradled in her arms to nurse. Why did You come? Why leave Your home? Why become a creature so low? You came because You loved, now let us love You. On Your birthday, Jesus, it’s time to recall That You humbled yourself to save one and all. So we sing Glory to God in the Highest And on Earth, peace to all. We lift our voice in Alleluias For You came to save us all, For You came to save us all. Earth creator, on Earth You dwell. Omnipresent, Emmanuel. Unbound by space, unbound by time. Confined by days and trapped by night. Equal to God, but You lived as man, I try, but I cannot understand. Your ways are high above the ways of man... Glory to God in the Highest And on Earth, peace to all. We lift our voice in Alleluias For You came to save us all, For You came to save us all. Copyright © 2005 Gerard C. Faucheux, Sr.

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Woohoo! I was able to play

Woohoo! I was able to play and sing this song last Sunday at St. Francis in Brookhaven, the place where I was inspired to write it! It was an emotional day. Our beloved pastor, Fr. Patrick Noonan, is retiring. There were 2 bishops and many priests and a church full of people there to celebrate with him. The regular musicians (who are anything BUT regular -- great job guys!) played and sang for about half an hour before the service started and then provided the music during the service. (I keep trying to convince them to get into a studio, but so far, have not been successful. If you're traveling through Brookhaven, Mississippi on a Saturday evening or Sunday morning, check out St. Francis. ) I was asked to represent our mission church, St. Ann's in Meadville, and sing a couple of songs. What an honor! What a day. We will surely miss Fr. Pat! Gerard

What's that song which

What's that song which starts off as " a tree stands alone upon Calvary hill..."?

> What's that song which

> What's that song which starts off as " a tree stands alone upon Calvary hill..."? Are you thinking of "The Old Rugged Cross"? On a hill, far away, stood an old rugged cross the emblem of suffering and shame... If not, I'm not sure. Gerard

We sing this in our stations

We sing this in our stations of the cross, but I think its from a musical, possibly called 'Man from Gallilee' ? It continues: With nails through his hands and a wound on his side, With a crown made of thorns on his head, No hatred he bore for the people below. “Forgive them, dear Father,” he said.T The light on the earth faded quickly away, As an army of clouds hit the sun. The wind beat the air and the rain lashed the ground, In anger at what had been done. The stars which looked down over Bethlehem, And saw glory shine down from above, Now sadly reflect on the folly of men, And a sacrifice born of true love. A tree stands alone upon Calvary’s hill As a witness in ages to come Of darkness and pain and of one who must die, The Saviour, the Almighty’s Son

We sang it at school but I

We sang it at school but I can only remember the first verse... A tree stands alone upon Calvery Hill As a witness in ages to come Of darkness, despair and of one who must die The Saviour, The Almighty's Son.

We used to sing that song at

We used to sing that song at primary school. I was searching for the words in Google when I came across this website. Unfortunately I don't know the name of the song.

We sang this song as well in

We sang this song as well in Primary 6. P6 was the choir and P7 students were part of the play called "The Man from Galillee." This was one of the songs and I've been unable to find any more on it or even the play itself :(