This song was written by Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, and Joel Lindsey; it was recorded by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound… included on their album, Oh, What A Savior.
After the Cathedral Quartet retired in 1999, Ernie Haase embarked upon a solo career for several years. In addition to his solo concerts, he performed from 2001 through 2003 with Jake Hess, Wesley Pritchard, and George Younce in the Old Friends Quartet. After the Old Friends Quartet disbanded due to the ill health of Younce and Hess, Haase founded the group Signature Sound. The group was rebranded as “Ernie Haase and Signature Sound”, to avoid confusion with other similarly named groups and also as a way to take advantage of Haase’s popularity as the final tenor for the Cathedral Quartet.
Ernie Haase married George Younce’s third daughter Lisa in 1990 after a brief courtship.
Wayne Haun lives in Nashville, TN, and works as a songwriter, producer, arranger, orchestrator, musical director, publishing company owner and a radio deejay for Solid Gospel radio, hosting his own daily show “Southern Gospel Today”. He works with artists and groups in a variety of genres.
Joel Lindsey is a songwriter, publisher and a mentor. He and Wayne Haun started a company called Sunset Gallery Music.
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is a Southern gospel quartet founded in 2002 by Ernie Haase, former Cathedral Quartet tenor, and Garry Jones, former Gold City pianist. Ernie Haase is the only member from the group’s inception; the lineup of the band has changed several times. The band has released 23 albums and 9 DVDs, which feature other Christian artists.
The 2013 roster consisted of Ernie Haase – tenor, Devin McGlamery – lead,
Doug Anderson – baritone, Paul Harkey – bass, and Wayne Haun – piano.
This song gives the justification for why a believer should live for Christ.
Bible Reference… Acts 4:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8,9; Hebrews 9:14; Revelation 5:9,10
He knew we’d so be lost without Him; that’s why He left Heaven’s throne
to come as a child to the wicked and wild… not to condemn, but atone.
He knew that we needed forgiveness, that’s why His mercy was free.
When all hope was lost, He became the cost to ransom a sinner like me.
I am living in the promise; there is grace for every need.
He knew that we needed a Savior, that’s why His precious blood flowed.
And I do believe every drop was for me, and that’s why I love Him so.
He knew that we all needed healing; that’s why He took every stripe.
The hammer and nails, the anguish He felt was torment that should have been mine. But, He could see hope in the making for someone as hopeless as me.
That’s why He rose over death He imposed, so that I could forever go free. (CHORUS)