Song Name What Color is God’s Skin?
Appears on Album Let All the People In
People Are the Energy
Push On Through
The Further We Reach Out
The Show Album (1975-1976)
Up With People
Up With People In Hollywood
Up With People: The Sing Out Musical
Writing Credits Words & Music by: Tom Wilkes & David Stevenson Original Release: Up With People! In Hollywood (1967)
Copyright Copyright © 1964 by Up With People Incorporated
Lyrics “Good-night” I said to my little son
So tired out when the day was done.
Then he said as I tucked him in
“Tell me Daddy what color’s God’s skin?”

What color is God’s skin?
I said it’s black brown it’s yellow
It is red it is white.
Ev’ry man’s the same in the good Lord’s sight.”

He looked at me with his shining eyes
I knew I could tell no lies
When he said Daddy why do the diff’rent races fight
If we’re the same in the good Lord’s sight?”

What color is God’s skin?… etc.

Son that’s part of our suffering past
But the whole human family is learning at last
That the thing we missed on the road we trod
Is to walk as the daughters and the sons of God.”

What color is God’s skin?… etc.

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