This song was written by Steve Chapman, and was recorded by The McKameys… included on their album, Precious Seed.

Singer Songwriter Steve Chapman began playing guitar from the age of 13; “almost immediately I began writing songs because I didn’t know any other tunes yet.” Steve progressed in his music, playing in the studio and live performances. He never had a band, so many of the backing tracks he did myself. Steve continued to record new tunes and perform until 1984. He resumed writing in 2010.

The McKameys are a Southern Gospel group based in Clinton, Tennessee.
They have the most #1 hits in the history of Southern Gospel music. The McKameys also hold the record for having the most #1 songs on Singing News magazine’s charts.
The group first organized in 1954 as a trio of sisters: Dora, Peg, and Carol McKamey. As their father was a Christian minister, the girls grew up singing in church. One day Dora announced to her astonished sisters that they were going to sing with her in church the next Sunday as a trio. “She gathered us up in her kitchen, started singing and we each found our parts,” Peg explained. “We just thought we were gonna sing that one time, in her home church, but different people heard us and invited us to sing at their church or at revivals. Then out of town evangelists heard us at the revivals and invited us to come to their church and we started traveling to Florida and Indiana and Ohio, and that’s how it all started.”
In 1957, Ruben Bean started playing guitar for the trio, and he and Peg married 2 years later. While their daughters, Connie and Sheryl, were growing up they traveled with their mom, dad and aunts when the group was on the road. After Dora and Carol retired from the trio in 1972, Connie and Sheryl stepped in to take over their parts.
In the mid 1980s, Sheryl left the group to join her husband as a pastor’s wife. At that time, Carol returned to the group, now made up of Peg, Connie, Ruben and Carol with Roger Fortner playing guitar. From late 1988 until mid-1989, Bonnie White replaced Carol until she ultimately returned to the group.
In 2009, Carol officially retired from full-time travel. Sheryl Farris returned to replace Carol. Since returning, Sheryl & Connie have traded the lead vocal for a change in the vocal lineup.
Currently, all members of the McKameys perform at least one song during each program. Whether it is a mixed trio, mixed quartet, or male trio, the McKameys perform a variety of their classics combined with fresh favorites.
Current members are Ruben and Peg Bean, Sheryl Farris, Connie Fortner, Roger Fortner, and Eli Fortner.

I first heard this song a few years ago, and it has a great message. Prayer is power, and too many Christians don’t avail themselves to it.
Bible Reference… Matthew 7:7; 21:22; Mark 11:24; John 14:13,14; James 5:14-16
The preacher got up, said, “Stand to your feet;
we’ll start with a prayer. If you have a need,
let it be heard, saints, let it be known.
We’re all family and you’re not alone.”

That’s when he saw her in the back of the church;
her silence and sadness cried out the hurt.
The kind shepherd knew just what to say,
“I need to know before we pray…”

        An unspoken request… Does anybody have one here tonight?
        If you come with a burden, you can share a need in your life.
        Just lift up your hand to the One who can give you rest.
        Child, have no fear; our God can hear an unspoken request.

Well, the preacher whispered as she raised her hand,
“Sweet Holy Spirit, come by her and stand.”
When her tears started flowing, he had no doubt
that in the throne room of Heaven her secret was out. (CHORUS)

        Child, have no fear; our God can hear an unspoken request.


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