This song was written by Chris Mosher, and was recorded by Casting Crowns… included on their self-titled album.
Mark Hall (born September 14, 1969) is the lead vocalist for the Georgia-based Contemporary Christian music group, Casting Crowns, a seven-member group composed of worship leaders. Hall himself is also youth pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, GA.
Casting Crowns is a Contemporary Christian and Christian rock band started as part of a youth group at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida. They later moved to Stockbridge, Georgia, and more members joined. Some members of the band currently work as ministers for Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia. The band has won a Grammy and a Dove Award.
In keeping with The Great Commission of Matthew 28:19,20, Hall describes their music as a “ministry of discipleship”.
I first heard Casting Crowns while I was pastor of West Fork First Baptist Church. Their songs often serve as a conscience for the church…
We’ve all felt those butterflies in our stomach when we hear the Holy Spirit nudge us to share our faith with another. But, we’d rather talk about the weather or our favorite sports team… forgetting that eternity hangs in the balance for the one we should share with.
Bible reference… Matthew 5:15,16; 28:19,20; Mark 16:15; Acts 13:47; 20:24; Romans 1:16; 1Peter 3:15
Father, hear my prayer; I need the perfect words…
words that he will hear and know they’re straight from You.
I don’t know what to say; I only know it hurts to see my only friend slowly fade away.
So, maybe this time, I’ll speak the words of life with Your fire in my eyes.
But, that old familiar fear is tearing at my words. What am I so afraid of?
‘Cause here I go again; talking ’bout the rain
and mulling over things that won’t live past today.
And as I dance around the truth, time is not his friend;
this might be my last chance to tell him that You love him.
But, here I go again. Here I go again. Here I go again.
Lord, You love him so, You gave Your only Son.
If he will just believe, he will never die.
But, how, then, will he know what he has never heard?
Lord, he has never seen mirrored in my life… (CHORUS)