source: Gaither Music TV
Check out this live performance by Bill Gaither of the song ‘The Family of God.’
“You will notice we say ‘brother and sister’ ’round here, it’s because we’re a family
And these are so near; when one has a heartache, we all share the tears,
And rejoice in each victory in this family so dear. I’m so glad I’m a part of the Family of God,
I’ve been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood! Joint heirs with Jesus
As we travel this sod, for I’m part of the family, the Family of God.”
This video was filmed live at the Gaither Studios in Alexandria, Indiana this year. Bill and Gloria Gaither are seen sitting in front of a piano, and Bill is singing the lovely words to the song that the two of them wrote together. Other vocalists are also sitting around them and joining them in song.
The story of how ‘The Family of God’ came about goes back to when Bill and Gloria Gaither were home for Easter and attending their home church in Anderson, Indiana. They heard of a young man in the community who had been severely burned in an explosion, and doctors did not expect him to live through the night.
Members of their church prayed all night for the man, and when they all gathered together for Easter the next day, they received the news that he was going to live and was recovering. The church family rejoiced that their prayers had been answered!
After the service, Bill and Gloria talked about what had happened and how wonderful it was to be part of a family of believers. And then, they wrote the song ‘The Family of God.’
We hope that you enjoyed this performance by Bill Gaither of the song ‘The Family of God’ today and it was able to encourage you in some way.