This song was written by Dwight Liles, and was recorded by – several times, by different variations of – the Gaither Vocal Band (GVB)… included the last time on their album, God Is Good.
Dwight Liles is a Southern Gospel songwriter. He has written – or co-written – many classic Southern Gospel songs. His songs have been recorded by such artists as the Cathedral Quartet, Legacy Five, and Karen Peck and New River, but, the majority of his compositions have been recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band.
The Gaither Vocal Band is an American southern gospel vocal group, named after its founder and leader Bill Gaither. Though the group started out recording contemporary Christian music in the 1980s, it became known for southern gospel after the popularity of the Gaither Homecoming videos.
The lineup of the band changes often, with artists leaving to work on solo careers, and new and old ones coming to replace them. The 1999 version of the GVB consisted of Bill Gaither, Guy Penrod, Mark Lowry, and David Phelps.
The band has released 29 albums (not including compilations), at least 19 of which have charted. The band has also released 10 DVDs, which feature many other Christian artists as well. The Gaither Vocal Band has been honored with two Grammys and 17 Dove Awards.
I first heard this song while in college, in their first recording of this song.
This song puts the incarnation of Christ in practical terms. Jesus came down to our level… living as we live, tempted as we are tempted… so He could be the sacrifice for our sins we need Him to be.
Bible Reference… John 1:14; Hebrews 2:14; 2Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2:5-8
He came down to my level when I couldn’t get up to His;
with a strong arm He lifted me up to show me what livin’ is.
He’ll come down to your level if you’ll open up the door;
He wants to make your life worth livin’… that’s what He came down for.
If you’re lookin’ for contentment in the things that you can see,
You’re gonna have some disappointment. So, won’t you listen to me, please?
‘Cause I know about a Savior, He came down to be a man.
And, when He left, He sent His Spirit. He made me everything I am. (CHORUS)
Sometimes I make decisions that later I regret,
but the Lord keeps on assuring me He’s not finished with me yet.
I don’t worry about tomorrow. I don’t worry about yesterday.
I don’t worry about this crazy world… ’cause I found a better way. (CHORUS)