This song was written by Matthew Bronleewe and Steven Curtis Chapman, and was recorded by Downhere… included on their album, Wide-Eyed And Mystified.
Matthew Ryan Bronleewe (born December 13, 1973) is an American record producer, musician, novelist and songwriter. He was a founding member of the group, Jars of Clay.
Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist for adoption.
Downhere (stylized as downhere) is a Christian rock band from Canada. They have released 6 studio albums to date and have won several Juno and Covenant Awards.
The band was formed by Marc Martel and Jason Germain, who were roommates at Briercrest Bible College in Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1999, Martel and Germain added fellow Canadians Jeremy Thiessen and Tyson Manning, along with American Corey Doak, and released an album independently on Slyngshot Records. Tyson and Doak left the band, and, later on, Downhere signed with Word Records. In 2001, they moved to Nashville, TN. The band soon added bassist Glenn Lavender, whom they had met two years earlier. Downhere’s independent album was reissued with the inclusion of bassist Lavender, and released in 2001 as their international debut, downhere.
I don’t remember the first time I heard downhere, but, since then, I’ve appreciated the depth of their lyrics and their sound. In fact, I’ve led a Bible Study I put together, based on the lyrics of several of their songs.
This song reminds us that bigger is not always better. God’s way is!
Bible Reference… 1Samuel 17; Matthew 17:20; Luke 2:7; 17:6
What is the measure of a life well lived, if all I can offer seems too small to give?
This is a song for the weaker, the poorer, and so-called failures.
Little is much when God’s in it, and no one can fathom the plans He holds.
Little is much when God’s in it; He changes the world with the seeds we sow.
Little is much. Little is much.
Who feels tired and under-qualified? Who feels deserted, and hung out to dry?
This is a song for the broken, the beat-up, and so-called losers. (CHORUS)
Consider a Kingdom in the smallest seed. Consider that giants fall to stones and slings.
Consider a Child in a manger. Consider the story isn’t over.
What can be done with what you still have? (CHORUS)