Child of Wonder


A Celebration of the Sacred Gift of Children

Ever since I wrote "Child of Wonder" in 1984 I have wanted to have a book with visual images that could express the words and the vision of the music.

A year and a half ago I approached an extraordinary artist and friend, Stephen Nesser, who agreed to create such a book for children, parents and grandparents.






As you can see from these images, he has made a beautiful "frame" for the words of the song, celebrating the joy and gift of children through a number of religious traditions and cultures.





The book makes a perfect gift for the baptism of a child or any celebration of a child or grandchild. It includes both the written music of the song, "Child of Wonder" and a free download recording of  the song, with only guitar and voice (as I sang it at Joshua's baptism 34 years ago).



You can get the book online from GIA here:  Child of Wonder book.











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Every attempt will be made to keep this list as up-to-date and accurate as possible; however, it is subject to change.  If you cannot reach the contact person for any of these events, you may Email Marty

October 8-9, 2022: Worship and Arts Festival, Trinity Lutheran Church, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Contact: Rev. Clayton Schmit 715-496-1957