Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the Reproductive Health Act into law, allowing women to abort their unborn babies up to birth.
The pro-abortion legislation received kudos from the pro-choice side of the aisle, while the pro-life community was in an uproar. Among those angry with the new law were many Christian leaders and worship singers, including Phil King of Gateway Worship in Texas.
In response to the new abortion law, King recorded a song titled, “Not Forgotten,” in which he sings a tribute to the babies that have lost their lives through abortion.
The song is dedicated: “for 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.”
He shared the song to Instagram on Sunday, and so far it has garnered a lot of positive support.
King spoke with Faithwire Monday, explaining the inspiration behind the song, the message he hopes to convey and the responses he has received so far.
King, who is a NxtGen worship pastor at Gateway, recorded “Not Forgotten” with his good friend and worship leader at Upper Room, Cody Ray Lee.
“Cody Ray Lee and Rita Springer also had some little tidbits of feedback on it to help shape the song and I am real grateful for their help,” he noted.
When asked what inspired him to write this song for the unborn, King explained, “I can’t tell you in words how heartbroken I was, how heartbroken I’ve been” when he hopped on social media January 22 to see the new law that had passed in New York.
“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,” he said.
“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,” King added.
He hopes that “Not Forgotten” will “bring the Church into even greater unity over the abortion issue.”
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