Nichole Nordeman, “Beautiful For Me”

Contemporary Christian superstar and one of my favorite Christian musicians EVER Nichole Nordeman is back! Nichole’s new song, Beautiful For Me, is the featured end credits song of the new Big Idea Entertainment/VeggieTales DVD, Sweetpea Beauty – A Girl After God’s Own Heart, the first-ever VeggieTales adventure for girls.

Beautiful For Me debuted here on Big Idea’s official website last June 28. The video features Nichole singing at a piano, in front of a microphone, and in a few other places; it also features footage of some very pretty little girls as well as clips from Sweetpea Beauty.

Friends, I am a full-blooded Filipino-Christian male, but I wept unabashedly when I listened to Nichole Nordeman’s Beautiful For me. I know it is supposed to speak to little – and even not-so-little – girls, but this song has so many layers, and I related to the message that God created us to have value. I look at my wife and I hope she is secure in my love for her, that she knows that I love her and would never leave her for another person. I look at my little daughter and I hope I am communicating to her that she is beautiful, that she is valuable, that she is a blessing to us. God feels that way about us men – we are valuable to God – and as the people appointed by God to take care of or at least partner with the women in our lives, I feel men need to hear Nichole Nordeman’s Beautiful to Me because it is a good reminder of the kind of heart we should have both as people valued by God and people who can communicate value to other people.

I feel very strongly about Beautiful For Me, and strongly recommend that once it’s available on iTunes, we all get copies of this single and possibly the OST, if it’s made available. Mandisa’s The Right Thing and Anointed’s God of Second Chances were among the best singles off VeggieTales soundtracks; I think Nicole Nordeman’s Beautiful For Me is ready to join that list.

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BEAUTIFUL FOR ME Lyrics
Nichole Nordeman

Every girl young and old has to face her own reflection
Twirl around, stare it down
What’s the mirror gonna say
With some luck, you’ll measure up
But you might not hold a candle to the rest
“Is that your best?” says the mirror to the mess

But there’s a whisper in the noise
Can you hear a little voice
and he says


Has anybody told you you’re beautiful?
You might agree if you could see what I see
Oh
‘Cuz everything about you is incredible
You should have seen me smile the day that I made you beautiful for me

If it’s true beauty lies in the eye of the beholder
What my life and what’s inside to give him something to behold
I want a heart that’s captivating
I wanna hear my Father say


Has anybody told you you’re beautiful?
You might agree if you could see what I see
Oh
‘Cuz everything about you is incredible
You should have seen me smile the day that I made you beautiful for me

Close your eyes
Look inside
Let me see the you that you’ve been trying to hide
Long ago, I made you so very beautiful
So I ought to know you’re beautiful


Has anybody told you you’re beautiful?
You might agree if you could see what I see
Yeah
‘Cuz everything about you is incredible
You should have seen me smile the day that I made you beautiful
You’re so beautiful
Beautiful for me
So beautiful for me
Has anybody told you?