This song was written by Steve Mauldin and Bill & Gloria Gaither, and was recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band (GVB)… the title song of their album.
Steve Mauldin is a composer, producer, and arranger who began his formal musical training early, while growing up in Greenville, SC, taking piano lessons from his mother, Joan, and touring with the Mauldin Family Singers. In 1972, Steve joined the staff at Mark Five Recording Studios as a professional studio musician, playing sessions for a variety of styles of music. His skills as a musician and arranger served the region as he performed his services for several area studios. In the fall of that year he entered Furman University where he would earn a classical degree in Music Theory.
In 1981, Steve moved to Nashville, TN. Within weeks of his arrival, he was offered a job playing bass for world-renowned guitarist Chet Atkins. Eventually, through contacts first made by Atkins, Steve would work with some of the biggest names in country and Christian music.
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. Besides Bill Gaither, singers with the longest tenure in the band include Guy Penrod (1995–2008), Mark Lowry (1988–2002, 2009–13), Michael English (1985–94, 2009–13), David Phelps (1998–2005, 2009–17) and Wes Hampton (2005–present).
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.
The 2000 version of the GVB consisted of Bill Gaither, Guy Penrod, Mark Lowry, and David Phelps. It may have been the best quartet of the many variations the GVB had.
This song affirms faith in the One True God… and how He proved that through Jesus Christ.
Bible Reference… Mark 5:36; John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:10
Some say faith is just believing; others say its self-deceiving…
inventing childish dreams to get us through.
Deep inside me theres a yearning for true wisdom, not just learning.
I’d trade all my clever questions for one answer that is true.
I do believe You are the One!
The Home I’ve longed to find – my only Hope – God’s only Son.
I do believe; I touch… I see… that all along You’ve longed to be
my Lord… my God.
Lord, You know, I need some answers; questions eat at me like cancer.
Make me once again a simple child.
Help me take the risk of losing, lose it all to find in choosing;
to believe You are the answer… earth and Heaven reconciled. (CHORUS)