A hymn about alternative families; Michael Arsenault, vocals; Amanda Udis-Kessler, piano


Oh, Jesus Had Two Fathers

Amanda Udis-Kessler, c. 2019 (Matthew 1:18, 1:21, 2:11; Luke 1:32, 2:52, 3:21-3; the term “Holy Spirit” is gendered feminine in Hebrew and in Jesus’ native Aramaic)

Oh, Jesus had two fathers.
Some say that can’t be done
But he is called the son of God.
He’s also Joseph’s son
And Jesus grew in favor
Both human and divine.
Yes, Jesus had two fathers
And he turned out just fine

And Jesus had two mothers
Despite what some assume,
Born of the Holy Spirit
And born from Mary’s womb.
The Spirit came upon him
Descending like a dove.
Yes, Jesus had two mothers
And lived a life of love.

So you who have two mothers
And you who have two dads,
You’re in the best of company.
Rejoice and be so glad.
Respect the fifth commandment
That you may live in grace
And honor all your parents
The measure of your days.