This song was written by Jason Alan Whitmore and Joel Lindsey. My favorite version of this song was sung by Selah… included on their album, Be Still My Soul.
Jason Alan Whitmore (1970-2006) was a prolific singer-songwriter, though he was much better known for the songs he wrote than the songs he sang.
Joel Lindsey is, first and foremost, a songwriter. He has written for artists in many different genres and has written musicals for church choirs to sing. He has had over 2000 songs recorded!
Selah is a Contemporary Christian vocal trio that was originally formed by brother and sister, Todd and Nicol Smith (now Nicol Sponberg), along with friend, Allan Hall. The group quickly gained success with the release of their first album: Be Still My Soul. They quickly earned a reputation for being able to reveal the heart of any song they recorded, transforming old Christian hymns into a more modern style and with their powerful voices and beautiful harmonies. Todd and Nicol, who spent their childhood in Subsaharan Africa, brought many African elements to their songs as well; they are as comfortable singing in Kituba, as they are in English. Todd gives credit for his music career to his missionary upbringing: “I’ve been singing in front of people since I was three. My parents are missionaries. When we came back to the United States, we had to visit each church that sponsored us. That was a good training ground.”
Selah went on to win a Dove Award for their debut album.
I first heard Selah while pastor of Lake City First Baptist Church. I can remember one mission trip we took, on which I listened to this album over and over again.
This song reminds believers that – of all the things in life we may not know – there is one thing we can know… Jesus is always available.
Bible Reference… Genesis 28:15; Exodus 33:14; Psalm 16:11; 23:4; Matthew 28:20
Something, in your eyes I see, reminds me of what used to be
when I was still uncertain of the truth.
Sleepless nights that turned to days, alone inside an endless space,
counting on Someone to see me through.
And, if there’s one thing I know it’s that you were never left alone
’cause you can always call on Jesus’ name.
And, if there’s one thing I pray it’s that Jesus helps you find a way
to make a change and listen to your heart.
God will take away your pain if you choose to let it go, if there’s one thing I know.
How can I convince your heart? His light can find you in the dark
and only He can make your blind eyes see.
For if we speak of lost things found or lives that have been turned around,
then tell me who knows better, child, than me. (CHORUS)
I would never stake my life on any lesser thing
than the cross of Christ where He gave His life to ease my suffering. (CHORUS)