This song was written by John Paul Andrews, Michael Cornelius Wilcox, Peter Rex Wilson, and Danny Yip K Yau. It was recorded by Meredith Andrews… included on her album, Worth It All.
Meredith Andrews grew up in Wilson, NC, where she started singing when she was six years old. She graduated from Wilson Christian Academy, and later attended college at Liberty University in Virginia. Though she was born an only child, her parents served as foster parents to many children while she was growing up, three of whom later were adopted by her parents.
In 2011, Andrews won two Dove Awards, “Worship Song of the Year” and “Praise and Worship album of the Year” for As Long As It Takes. In 2012, Andrews released this single and it has now been featured in the top 20 songs of 2013.
Andrews has been associated with the Vertical Church Band at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. Since 2016, she and her family reside in Nashville, TN.
Andrews married Jacob Sooter, and together they have three children.
Meredith Andrews is one of my favorite singers.
This song describes one who comes to God a broken mess, just pieces. Yet, we see God is the One who can make us whole.
Bible Reference… Psalm 30:2; 51:17; Isaiah 25:8; 66:2; Jeremiah 17:14;
Matthew 11:28; 2Corinthians 5:17
I’m here again, a thousand miles away from You;
a broken mess, just scattered pieces of who I am.
I tried so hard, thought I could do this on my own.
I’ve lost so much along the way.
Then I’ll see Your face; I know I’m finally Yours.
I find everything I thought I lost before.
You call my name; I come to You in pieces… so You can make me whole.
I’ve come undone, but You make sense of who I am;
like puzzle pieces in Your eye. (CHORUS)
I tried so hard! So hard! I tried so hard! (CHORUS)