This song was written and recorded by Larry Norman, and was covered – as a 2nd generation hit – by dcTalk… included on their album, Jesus Freak EP.

DC Talk (stylized as dcTalk) is a Christian rap and rock trio. The group was formed at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1987 by Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, and Kevin Max Smith. They released five major studio albums together; Jesus Freak was their 4th album… and their most successful. In 2002, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music called DC Talk “the most popular overtly Christian act of all time.”
Since 2000, DC Talk has been on an indefinite hiatus, and the three band members have all led solo careers. They performed and recorded individual songs together several times during the 2000s, although the group never officially reunited or disbanded.
The group’s musical style evolved significantly throughout its career. Its first two releases were of the hip hop genre. DC Talk’s third album also took influence from the hip hop style, though the group’s music began taking on a rock sound. The trio’s last two albums, Jesus Freak and Supernatural, were predominantly pop rock.

I’ve never been a fan of dcTalk… but my 2 oldest children were (as were youth groups in churches across America). And I never really got past the uncomfortable feeling I had at the title, Jesus Freak. But, I really enjoyed the remake they did of this classic song I sang in youth choirs as a teenager.

This song speaks of the 2nd Coming of Christ… and voices regret at the fact that not everyone will be spiritually ready.
Bible Reference… Matthew 24:27-44; 25:31,32; Luke 12:40; 1Thessalonians 5:1-3; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 10:24,25; Revelation 1:7; 3:3

Life was filled with guns and war, and all of us got trampled on the floor;
I wish we’d all been ready.
Children died, the days grew cold; a piece of bread could buy a bag of gold…
I wish we’d all been ready.
        There’s no time to change your mind;
        the Son has come and you’ve been left behind.

A man and wife asleep in bed; she hears a noise and turns her head he’s gone…
I wish we’d all been ready.
Two men walking up a hill; one disappears and one’s left standing still…
I wish we’d all been ready. (CHORUS) (Repeat v.1b & CHORUS)

        The Father spoke, the demons dined. How could you have been so blind? (CHORUS)


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