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Jan 29, 2019 by Alyssa Duvall

Popular Worship Leader Writes Poignant Song In Response To NY Abortion Bill

In response to New York's brazen move to expand abortion to be available at any stage of pregnancy, Texas worship leader Phil King wrote a song called "Not Forgotten," poignant requiem for the millions of children whose lives have been snuffed out by abortion.

In an Instagram post sharing the song with the world, King dedicated it to "the one whose song we won’t hear, for the one whose voice disappeared, for the melody held in your heart and for all of your dreams torn apart."

In an interview with Faithwire, King gave some heartbreaking insight into the song's inspiration and, ultimately, its message of hope to a fallen world.

When King saw that New York's contentious abortion law had been passed, he said it utterly wrecked him.

“I can’t tell you in words how heartbroken I was, how heartbroken I’ve been," he said. "Other than pray, the only thing I knew to do was sit down and write a song to pour out what I was feeling for all of those who have been lost to abortion."

“It’s still a very fresh song for me—I cried a lot while writing it and it happened real fast, I think in 30-45 minutes it was pretty much done. I don’t think I’ve cried that much while writing a song before,” he added.

His aim for “Not Forgotten," King says, is to “bring the Church into even greater unity over the abortion issue.”

“I hope that it would become a declaration of God’s heart and our heart to this issue that would move us into action,” he said, issuing a wake-up call for Christians to “begin to adopt and start saving lives like crazy, on a level we’ve never seen before."

“God’s not short on resources for us to see this happen.”

“I daydream about things like this and how that kind of action from the Church would mark and change our culture so significantly,” King said. “I hope that every one of us who are believers that hear this message would be moved to help those lost in the midst of a situation where they feel cornered and forced to abort a child’s life.”



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