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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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
‘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
‘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
‘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?

  • andrew

    Nichole Nordeman has always been one of my all time favorite artists! I LOVE this song! But unfortunately the video didn’t play all the way through. =( Oh well…

    I’m sorry for that experience, Andrew. I just double-checked and it showed all the way through, which tells me there is no file corruption. I’m afraid it may be a connection issue on your end… :(

  • Tina

    And this song just made me tear up this morning. Thanks for posting this, Ganns! :)

    Believe it, sis. You are so very beautiful!

  • Irene

    I went to Big Idea and saw the video for the first time today while sitting at the breakfast table with my 4 1/2 yeae old and my 21 month old daughters and my heart welled up with tears and emotions just wondering how many days have gone by without telling them how beautiful they are. I will never let that happen again. God has given them as a gift to me and I am so very thankful every day for my angels.

    What a wonderful story, Irene! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Paula

    Thank you for posting this gem of a song and your touching reflections on it. Oh, that every husband and father would see the beauty in their wives, daughters and mothers.

  • naomi

    When I first saw this video I broke into tears. To know that someone thinks of me as beautiful and loves me sooo much is just breath taking. Thank you for posting this up, you have been a real blessing to me. This song is just sooo great! And speaks such truth, when I’m feeling down I watch this video and I began to cry just thinking “WOW someone actually took the time to imagine and then created ME the exact way HE WANTED ME TO BE.” So I must be beautiful. :’)

  • just visiting this earth

    It’s a good song…can’t purchase the song alone anywhere unless you buy the album, and I can’t stand Veggie Tales. (They’re not my style.) They are making it difficult to just purchase the MP3 of the song.

    Also, I keep hoping…and waiting…and hoping…and praying…for some other new stuff from Nichole besides this. Her website is not updated and has no mention of this song, so I guess I will enjoy this new track and keep waiting and hoping and praying.

  • Careise

    This song is awesome! My eyes also filled up with tears when I heard it on sweetpea and still well up when i hear it. Such a love song from Our Father to His beautiful children.
    I was looking up the lyrics on google and found your blog. Thank you so much for posting!

    Hi Careise! I totally agree with you. Nichole made such a beautiful song when she crafted “Beautiful For Me.”

  • Cathy

    I love this!Can`t wait to watch the Veggie Tales DVD. Girls don`t get old enough for fairytales. ;) You have any idea if it`s already available here in the Philippines?

  • Dona

    I love this song. I wept as I listened the first time, and the second. How wonderful it would be if every girl and every woman, myself included, internalized this message instead of the ones the magazines with airbrushed, impossible to look like, women on the covers sell to us every moment.
    Hopefully my 10 year old will internalize it as she studies it to sing for her school talent show.
    Thank you, God, for this website and for Nichole allowing herself to be used by You to get this message out.

    Thank you, Dona! And I hope your 10-year-old does well at her talent show.

  • Raisa

    I was feeling really low until I listened to this song. I’m so teared up and I wanna open up and show the me I’ve been hiding. This song made me know that someone does and always will love me and find me beautiful. Bless you all and thank you God.

    Glad you enjoyed it, Raisa.

  • Joan Escoto

    I was looking for songs to sing for our church service on Sunday and I landed on your site. As of now, I am still browsing online to hear a copy of the song. The lyrics alone are tearjerking.

    I’m glad you feel this way about the song; it’s a terrific song.

  • jo

    WOW… I hope every little girls hears this song:) I know that its blessed myself and my 7yr old daughter… How true are those words:)

  • Miranda

    Omg! i love this song and it has touched my heart in a way that i cant explain! I have been searching for this lead sheet music ever since i heard the song last December! please someone tell me how i can advertise Nichole Nordemans song and also God’s love that He has for the world he created!!!

  • Olivia

    I love this song! God has blessed me with this song.

  • Lanceandrobin

    I LOVE your songs Nichole!!!!  God has just touch my heart in this moment. God bless Everyone!!!