This song was written by Tony Arata and was first recorded by Michael James… included on his album, Where Love Runs Deep.
Tony Arata was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on nearby Tybee Island. While studying a journalism degree from Georgia Southern University, he began
performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and wife, Jaymi, moved to
Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of heavy hitters there. Garth Brooks has recorded 7 of Tony’s songs, and “The Dance” won song of the year at The Academy of Country Music and received both a Country Music Association and a Grammy nomination, as well as a most performed song in Radio and Records Magazine. Since then, he has written several #1 songs for other artists.
Michael James is a singer-songwriter who had a career in the Christian Country genre. He wrote several songs sung by others before he had a brief recording career in the late 1980s & 1990s.
Since then, he has served on church staffs in music and in speaking.
This song reminds us that we are invited to follow Christ… and that invitation is a call every believer hears.
Bible Reference… John 10:3; Romans 8:30; Ephesians 4:1; Philippians 3:14; 2Thessalonians 1:11; 2:14; 1Timothy 6:12; Hebrews 3:1; 9:15; 1Peter 5:10;
2Peter 1:10,11; Jude 1:1; Revelation 17:14
I hear a call – now will I answer; forsake my all to serve another?
Though darkness falls, stay a believer. I hear a call… now will I answer?
I see a light – now will I follow; fill up this life that grows more hollow…
make joy reside where there lives sorrow? I see a light… now will I follow?
I hear a call from out of nowhere.
And from everywhere I go, I hear a call… now will I answer?
I feel a touch – now will I hold on; be there with love for those with no one…
with a kindness such it lives though I’m gone? I feel a touch… now will I hold on? (CHORUS)