Children Of Light by Kristian Stanfill

Josh Pauley —  June 11, 2013

Children Of Light by Kristian Stanfill

Children Of Light was written by Kristian Stanfill, Jason Ingram, Pat Barrett, and Jesse Reeves. Even though the song came out of the 2013 Passion Conference, Kristian and Jason began writing the song at the beginning of 2012. When it was time to begin writing and pulling songs for Passion 2013 they revisited the song, but it felt like it still wasn’t quite finished. That’s when Jesse and Pat were pulled in to help.  Pat had written a hook that he had not been able to use in a song yet. They liked Pat’s hook so much that they reworked their version of Children Of Light to fit. The funny part of the story is that Pat had almost entirely given up on it!

The inspiration for Children Of Light comes from Ephesians 4-5 where we are encouraged to live as children of the light. It says, “For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth).” It is a powerful thought to think about what God can do through His followers when we walk as children of light. In obedience to Him, we are all called to let the world know how wide, long, high and deep is the love of Christ.

We love the four-on-the-floor feel that helps drive the song. It will have your church tapping their foot from the first note as you encourage them to be light to those around them, to see the world differently and be mindful of how God wants to work through them.

Wake up, open your eyes
No longer dead, we are alive
Rise up, children of light
Open the doors, go let it shine

Listen to the audio, watch the New Song Cafe, download the Free Lead Sheet, and go let it shine!


Josh Pauley

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Josh joined the team at the beginning of 2013 and now manages all things digital for Worship Together, which includes running the website, overseeing all online content, and handling visual design. Prior to Worship Together he worked for a record label that includes artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder, and Kristian Stanfill. Josh leads worship in Nashville, enjoys trying out specialty coffee brewing methods, and heads outdoors on the weekends to hike, mountain bike, or camp with his wife Kaylee and their dog, Tucker.