1. They Chose Me

From the recording They Chose Me

This song came about because of an interview Mark Shultz did on KSBJ about adoption. My guitarist, Tommy Meador, heard the interview and was so impressed with Mark’s passion that he called me and told me to write a song about it. Tommy knew that I was the mother of an adopted daughter, and that my own father was adopted, so I have a heart for the subject as well.

I asked God for inspiration, and the song was born. I know that I’m not supposed to keep this song. It was meant to be ‘adopted’ by someone else to perform. I may be the birth mother, but this baby of mine is going to belong to someone who can do more with it than I can.

Since it’s birth, I’ve had two different people in two different states ask me if they could perform this song at their church. I will be performing it at my own church on a special date too….Mother’s Day. Hopefully by then it will have been adopted out by someone who can do great things with it. I know God gives us these things for a reason, and I can’t wait to see what He has planned for this special child of His!


They Chose Me
©Debbie L. Rice (BMI) 2006

Scared and all alone
In the orphan home
No mom or dad
To sing them lullabies’

Waiting night and day
Just to hear them say
“Too young”, “Too old”
“Not right”, “We’re just not sure”

They sing themselves to sleep
They know no other way
No family to teach
Them how to pray

They long to feel the love
A family can give
Their empty eyes reflect
The life they live

Why can’t we see?
Why can’t we hear?
The empty lives
Just waiting to be filled

Why can’t we be
His hands and feet
Why can’t we change the world
For just one tiny life.
Why can’t it be:
“They chose me”.

That’s how it is with Jesus
He chose you as His own
He saw your situation
He knew you had no hope
He never would forsake you
He knew just what to do…..
He chose you.

Why can’t we be
His hands and feet
Why can’t we change the world
Just one life at a time
We’re all the same
All in His name
A family adopted by the Son
Why can’t we see…
Why can’t it be… “They chose Me”