This song was written by Benjamin Gaither and Jeff Silvey, and was recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band (GVB)… included on their album, Lovin’ Life.
Benjy Gaither (July 12, 1971) is the son of Bill and Gloria Gaither, but he best known for being an actor and producer.
Jeff Silvey also grew up in the music business. The Indiana native joined his first Gospel Quartet at 14, and in 1986 moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of music. During Jeff’s 32 years in Nashville, he has made his mark in the Christian and Country music industry having over 300 songs that were recorded by some of the biggest names in both genres. He’s earned 4 RIAA certified Gold and 2 Platinum albums in the Christian industry alone and, in 1997, won the Dove Award, as an artist, for Country Album of the year, “Little Bit of Faith”.
The Gaither Vocal Band is an American southern gospel vocal group, named after its founder and leader Bill Gaither. Although 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 (1997–2005, 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.
This album’s roster of the GVB was Wes Hampton – tenor; Guy Penrod – lead;
Marshall Hall – baritone; and Bill Gaither – bass.
This song celebrates the hope only God can bring!
Bible Reference… Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:24,25; 15:13
Everyone knows there is pain in this life; we’ve all seen our share of tears.
But, I choose to live on the positive side and I won’t be held hostage by fear.
I’m a prisoner of hope, bound by my faith,
chained to Your love, locked up in grace.
I’m free to leave, but I’ll never go.
I’m wonderfully, willingly, freely a prisoner of hope.
Some people doubt what they don’t understand, but I know what’s true in my heart.
Now, I can’t control what’s out of my hands, but I can lay back in Your arms. (CHORUS)