Somebody’s Daughter


Knowing that I am getting ready to lead a men’s retreat in October, and that most men struggle with the taking every thought captive, my friend Amy sent me over the following:

“Music has the power to communicate messages in a way that sticks. I believe it should be our goal for every Christian man in America to think every time he looks at a woman – she is a creation of the Holy God to be cherished and honored. She is someone Christ died for. She is Somebody’s Daughter. The song is a good non confrontational way to begin communicating that message.”

Listen to just a part of the song here:
Somebody’s Daughter

Words & Music by John Mandeville & Steve Siler

The moment she was born
Her mommy and daddy cried
Taken by the wonder of life
From Barbie dolls to ballet shoes
From roller skates to lipstick and rouge
She’s become a lady overnight
Why do I see only flesh and look right past her heart
I try to tell myself I can’t help what I feel – then I remember

She’s somebody’s daughter
Somebody’s child
Somebody’s pride and joy
Somebody loves her for who she is inside
She has a mother and father
She’s somebody’s daughter

You knit her together
Your cherished creation
Made her body a temple for the soul
Why can’t I appreciate
The beauty that your hands have made
And maintain my self control
‘Cause when I see only flesh you’re looking at her heart
There is so much more to her than meets the eye – I need to remember


Heaven’s own precious child
A person full of worth and dignity
When her beauty is defiled
I demean us both and fail to see

She’s somebody’s daughter
Somebody’s child
Somebody’s pride and joy
Somebody loves her for who she is inside
She has a mother and father
She’s somebody’s daughter
She has a heavenly father
She’s somebody’s daughter

Interested in more? Click Music For The Soul.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Marv on February 14, 2007 at 9:07 AM

    Good stuff and a good message.

  2. Love it.

    Just got back from a women’s retreat. It was a huge blessing. I’ll be praying for your ministry at the men’s retreat.

  3. This past weekend our church had a visit and provided a pot-luck meal to the Teen Challenge Choir. Teen Challenge is a drug-rehab program which grew out of the ministry of David Wilkerson, back when he wrote The Cross and the Switchblade.

    It’s somewhat deceiving, because they cater to adults as well; and their faith based approach has results that are astounding. If you don’t believe that ‘with God all things are possible,’ you will after you hear the testimonies of these people. Hearing stories of going from multiple OD’s and suicide attempts, to praising God and proclaiming his sovereignty in their lives, we couldn’t hold back the tears.

    The point of this: the common denominator in almost every story we heard, female and male alike—a father who abandoned them early, or who was addicted himself and abused them early.

    The influence we have as fathers in the lives of our daughters, (and sons) can never be underestimated. I’ve been tasked with our pastor to get the Men’s Ministry going in our church, and we have our first meeting this weekend. I’ll be checking in quite often; hopefully I’ll get some good material to work with as I start in this endeavor.

    If you have the opportunity, check out, it’s an on-line men’s ministry that a group of guys from around the country are trying to get started. We have 6 contributors so far. If the Spirit lays it on your heart to contribute, we’d be honored.

  4. Kingdavid meant to say that the the web address for Solid Rock is I contribute there as well, though not enough. Even if you just wanted to cross post some things that would be great.

  5. Glad you’re spreading the word about this site. Who knows who will end up stumbling upon your link and hear lyrics that will minister to his soul the way the written or spoken word never could?

  6. Thanks Amy – what a blessing this song and site is!

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