This song was written by David Allen Clark, Donald A. Koch and Mark R. Harris. It was recorded by 4Him… included on their album, The Season Of Love.
Don Koch has been a composer and producer for many top artists.
Mark Harris is an American Contemporary Christian music (CCM) singer and songwriter.
4Him was a Contemporary Christian group founded in 1990 in Alabama. The group has 10 Dove awards, a Grammy nomination and 3 certified gold albums to their credit. The group was inducted into Alabama’s Music Hall of Fame, following the awarding of The Governor’s Achievement Award.
Andy Chrisman, Mark Harris, Marty Magehee, and Kirk Sullivan originally met when they sang together in Truth, a Contemporary Christian vocal group founded in the late 1960s. Truth had a rotating roster of 4 male and 4 female vocalists. After 3 representatives from Benson Records attended several Truth concerts in the late 1980s – during which Andy, Mark, Marty, and Kirk performed, Benson approached the quartet saying that they wanted to use the guys to create a new male 4-member vocal group under the Benson label. They blended the traditions of Christian music’s past, with modern pop production and practical lyrics.
4Him disbanded in 2006 to pursue individual careers of ministry and music. They released 12 studio albums which produced 27 number one singles.
The group has made sporadic reunion appearances since 2009.
This song looks at Christmas from Joseph’s perspective.
Bible Reference… Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20
I’m sure he must have been surprised at where this road had taken him;
‘cause never in a million lives would he have dreamed of Bethlehem.
And, standing at the manger, he saw with his own eyes
the message from the angel come to life. And Joseph said…
Why me? I’m just a simple man of trade.
Why Him, with all the rulers in the world?
Why here, inside this stable filled with hay?
Why her? She’s just an ordinary girl.
Now, I’m not one to second guess what angels have to say;
but, this is such a strange way to save the world!
To think of how it could have been if Jesus had come as He deserved;
there would have been no Bethlehem, no lowly shepherds at His birth.
But, Joseph knew the reason love had to reach so far.
And, as he held the Savior in his arms, he must have thought… (CHORUS)