Through the ages, song has come from the hearts of men.  David sung of his love and even despair, yet always turned to his Lord.  Over two millennia later Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth century Abbess, twined theology and music to compose canticles and antiphons that are as fresh and inspiring today as when she first braided them. Music continues to reverberate in our hearts today.  We believe that pro-life music can dig in far deeper into some hearts than words and syllogisms.  We hope you appreciate and share the pro-life music we have collected.

Deliver Me

A song written by Marie Morrison who, with Russell Thompson, sings from her heart.  The song introduces us to the voiceless, hopeful unborn child to then sweep us to the conflicted and brokenhearted.  “Deliver Me,” the last plea we hear, helps bring a voice to the voiceless.  The song can be downloaded and, with its lyric sheet and testimony, sung across the nation.

Pink or Blue?

In 1996, Sherry Jones wrote a poem and shared it with her friends and family.  The poem was an expression of her struggles after finding herself pregnant, and one day she gave a copy to David Bendrixi.  David read the poem and inspired, crafted music around it.  It is from this craft that we give you the “Pink or Blue?” song.  It is a charming song, one we hope will twang the hearts of women who find themselves where Sherry Jones once was.

Why Call it Choice?

A song by Al Atkins that calls those with open ears to see the unborn as little babies, not fetuses nor “lumps of cells.”  Calling us to put aside our selfishness, Al points us to the true value of life; with their little toes, fingers, and even their heartbeat, the unborn deserve life.  With this song, some may realize how precious life is.  Feel free to share this song and the other music here with others.


“Pink or Blue?”  |  A song by Friends of Messiah.

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        My child, I’m only seventeen,
I don’t know what to do.
I hope that you will understand
Why I can’t keep you.
5       You see I’m not married,
And you were a mistake.
You were conceived in the
back of a car
While on a blind date.
Your father’s not much older,
10    And we are both in school.
I don’t feel that I should pay
Because we both were fools.
My child, I don’t have a job,
And neither does your dad;
15    But just thinking about abortion
Really makes me sad.
They say you’re not really a child,
That you are just a mass,
That I should abort you,
20     And all these feelings will pass.
My child tell me are you real?
Child tell me what to do.
If I decide to keep you,
Would you wear pink or blue?
25     Would I get to hold you,
Would I see your smiling face?
Child, what would you do
If you were in my place?
        Mom, I’m not in your place,
30     I can’t tell you what to do.
But you’ve asked me some questions,
So I will answer you:
Yes Mom I’m really real
Though I did not ask to be,
35     Now it seems the question is,
What will do with me?
I pray I’ll get to know you,
And you’ll hold me in your arms;
You’ll tuck me into bed at night
40     And protect me from harm.
We’ll play ring around the roses
And hide and seek too.
Mom, don’t you understand,
I’m just as real as you.
45    I’m all soft and cuddly,
And I have rosy cheeks.
But I can’t tell you what to do,
It’s God’s wisdom you must seek.
You see Mom I’m not a mass,
50     No matter what they think.
And just in case you’re wondering,
I’d be wearing pink.

“Why call it choice?”  |  A song by Al Atkins

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Refrain: Why ..call it choice ..when it’s killin’.

Why call them fetal, when they’re little tiny people.They’ve got fingers, toes, and heartbeats ..seen their picture, had you heard the heart beat?

Ever seen a baby?  So innocent, so beautiful.

Notice their eyes, reaching out for love?

Ever felt their skin, that soft tender texture of love?

Now tell me why ..call it choice ..when it’s killin .

One out of three, don’t look you’ll see.  In this land of freedom, our own tiny people helpless tiny people being destroyed.

Doomed by our hands, before they see the light of day.

Before they see the moon and stars, before they see their mother, their daddy, their attorney and they cry why ..call it choice ..when it’s killin .

He’s too young, she’s off to college, let’s get back to the promenade.

It’s embarrassing, it’s inconvenient, little people cost far too much today.

It threatens to endanger my lifestyle, her career shot down,

It’s imperfect, bad hair, wrong genes, ugly stare,

Big mistake, return to sender ..  now why ..call it choice ..when it’s killin .

Let’s peek through the curtain, let’s stifle our qualms.

Let’s set aside convenience just for a minute.

Let’s look at our bloody hands, let’s reflect upon sins of omission.

And think, really think, I said think, really think, about partial birth destruction .

Pray tell me why ..call it choice ..when it’s killin .

You’re getting on my nerves ..leave me alone

I’d like to forget what I already know ..

Don’t want to get involved ..

Don’t want to talk about it, and it’s not my problem anyway.

I choose to abuse, I choose to lose.

I choose cancer, and endless nightmares that’s why ..call it choice; I call it choice, and it’s killin , killin you and killin me.


“Deliver Me”  |  A song by Marie Morrison

Copyright © 2004 Marie Morrison.  Permission to use expires December 2010.  Afterward, contact marie.morr -AT- earthlink.net.

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¼ note = 60bpm in                                                                            Marie Morrison 9/3/04
With emotion
DELIVER MEIntro:
||:  F   /   /   /   |  Bb9  /   /   /   |  Dm9  /   /   /   |  Bb   /   C   /  :||

Verse I:
|  F2   F2/E    F2/D    F2/C      |  Bb       /             C       /       |
I can’t talk, I can’t cry, will you please speak for me?

| F2           F2/E      F2/D      F22/C  |  Bb      /       C      /      |
I want a chance to live my life.  Will you deliver me?

| F              /       C       /    | Dm      C             Bb9      /      |
It’s my life it’s not yours.  Don’t believe the lies.

| F            /            Gsus4    G      | Csus4   C   |
Who can judge what my     life will be?

| Dm7       /        Bb9          /          |  Csus4   C   C2   C   |
I just want a chance                to see

Chorus I:
| F      /      C/E    /   |   Dm C       Bb     /     |
Will I be rich, will I be famous, or just a simple man?

| F         /         C       /      |  Gm             /            Csus4        C    |
Will I comfort those in need?         To know this I will plead

Refrain:
|  F        /        Bb2    /     |  Dm        /         C      /      |
Keep me safe, keep me warm       Protect me from the storm

|  F        /        Bb2    /     |  Dm          /           C           /      |
Let me live, I want to live           I beg you to choose life

Transition:
| F  /  /  /  | Bb9  /  /  /  | Dm9  /  /  /  | Bb  /  C  /  | C(no 3rd)  /   |

Verse II:
|| C2      C2/B     C2/A      C2/G    | F          /          G        /        |
Reject the truth, believe the lies and give away my peace.

| C2       C2/B     C2/A   C2/G   |   F       /      G     /     |
I tell myself I’m doing right, why is it I can’t sleep?

| C             /       G   /      | Am     G   | F9    /    /    /    |
But life is bigger than, this dark place that I am.

| C        /          Dsus4    D       | G     /     |
Could it be God has a master plan?

| Am7   /     F9     /        | Gsus4     G     G2     G     |
Can He work this all for good?

Chorus II:
| C           /               G/B        /        | Am   G   F      /      |
Help me have faith to know God’s coming                 to deliver me.

| C        /          G        /      | Dm     /     | Gsus4   /   G   G/F     |
To trust that He is near,        The future not to fear.  And I know that

Bridge:
|| Eb         /         Bb     /       |  Ab   /    /   Ebsus4/C   Eb/Bb  |
God planned my life       before time

| Eb          /        Bb          /       |
Worth all the riches of the world

| Eb/G     /      Ab/C    /     |
One precious life.

| Ab          /        /         /       |
With my destiny before me,

| Eb/G      /       /       /       |
My life is crying out

| F7       /        /        /        |
Will you fight for me?

| Ab          /         Bb         /         |
My life is crying out

| Ab/C       /        Bb/D      Bb      || C      /     /      /      || F    /    /    /    |
My life is crying out                                                                     Keep me

Refrains:
| F        /        Dm    /       | Bb         /        C        /       |
Safe, keep me warm      Protect me from the storm

| F         /        Dm     /    | Bb          /        C       /       |
Let me live, I want to live, I beg you to choose life

| F   /    Bb  /    | Dm    /   C   /   |
As I cry for help
                     God will rescue me

| F   /    Bb  /    | Dm    /   C   /   |
And my life will be                 Keep me
                     Precious in His sight

| F        /         Bb    /      | Dm        /        C         /         |
Safe, keep me warm      Protect me from the storm
                                       Will you hear my cry

| F        /         Bb    /      | Dm        /        C         /         |
Let me live, I want to live, I beg you to choose life.  Keep me
                                       Will you rescue me

| F        /         Bb    /      | Dm        /        C         /         |
Safe, keep me warm      Protect me from the storm

| F         /         Bb   /     | Dm        /        Csus4         /      | Csus4   /   C   /   |
Let me live, I want to live,                      I beg you to choose life
                                       Help me

| NC    /    /    /    |
Deliver me

Intro:
| F  /  /  /  | Bb9  /  /  /  | Dm9  /  /  /  | Bb  /  C /  | F  /  /  /  | F  /  /  /  ||