This song was written by Elliott B. Bannister and Michael Vincent Hudson , and was recorded by Russ Taff… included on his album, Winds Of Change.
(Elliott) Brown Bannister III (born August 15, 1951) is a contemporary Christian music producer and songwriter. Bannister released one album of his own, but is best known for his work in the audio engineering, recording, and production industry. He has won 25 Dove Awards and 14 Grammy awards, and has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He has written many songs, most notably for Amy Grant, who he taught in his Sunday School class at Belmont Church of Christ (TN).
Mike Hudson has been a common songwriting partner with Brown Bannister, but he also written many songs on his own.
Russ Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career, including: Pop Rock, traditional Southern Gospel, Christian Country music, and Rhythm & Blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials (1977–81). He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts.
I first heard Russ Taff as lead singer for the Imperials; his voice is distinctive and you’ll always know it’s him. But, as a solo artist, he tried Christian Country… and this song fit in that genre.
This song reminds us that, as believers, we always have a God who cares to whom we can cry out.
Bible Reference… Exodus 2:23; 1Samuel 7:9; 1Chronicles 5:20; Psalm 61:2
When peace cannot be found and sleep won’t visit me tonight,
a restless mind that I can’t tame; I walk the floor, I call Your name.
Finally, silence… and the tears begin to fall.
I Cry… and You’re the one who hears me calling.
I fall… so easily, but You’re there to catch me.
Say the words that heal me; I’m safe when I’m with You.
You touch my eyes and I can see.
Oh, the comfort that You bring when nothing else can reach inside.
Sympathetic friends are all around; their soothing words fall to the ground.
In the silence, I feel You here with me. (CHORUS 2x)