This song was written by Marc Martel and Jason Germain, and was recorded by Downhere… included on their album, Wide-Eyed And Mystified.
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 salvation begins with surrender. Total surrender.
Bible Reference… Matthew 16:24,25; Mark 8:35; Romans 12:1; Galatians 2:20
I’m in a constant freefall when I’m following You.
Can’t see the next step’s footing, but I know that You do.
And life is all just a bunch of work; nothing more than a climbing fall.
‘Til I surrender… surrender… surrender…
all these things to You; all my life to You, to You.
I was a meteor burning with a need for Your rescue,
and it’s the safest kind of falling… now that I’m falling into You.
And it’s true; I still don’t have control ’cause You’ve got it all along.
So I surrender… surrender… surrender…
all these things to You; all my life to You; all my dreams to You.
I keep falling in surrender.
I end where You begin; lose it all to win…
a constant realign beneath Your love divine.
In this fall without a bottom, the deeper my surrender… the higher we will rise.