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Words & music by Steve Thorngate


God is a body made of flesh and bone,
Born to a woman with an earthly home.
God has a family, with neighbors they know.
God is a body, not spirit alone.

God is a peasant from a humble town.
God didn't show up wearing a royal crown.
Made a life with the outcast, the sick, and alone.
God is a body made of flesh and bone.

God gets hungry, cold, weary, and sore.
God knows rejection, and what it means to be poor.
God wanders homeless, with no place to go.
God is a body made of flesh and bone.

God loves our bodies and everything that we are.
Loves us right among us, and not from afar.
Loves us in our failures, when we're brought down low.
God is a body, not spirit alone.

God is a body in the world today,
Who promised to be with us walking on the way.
When we work and when we gather our Savior is known.
God is a body made of made of flesh and bone.


from After the Longest Night (album & songbook), released October 26, 2018

Steve Thorngate: vocal, guitars, piano, bass
Jason Toth: drums

IMAGE: Painting by Ally Barrett.


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Steve Thorngate Chicago, Illinois

Chicago-based church musician and songwriter. Editor at the Christian Century magazine.

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