This song is offered in response to the heartbreaking and terrifying news we hear nearly every day. At times I feel anxious, angry, and hopeless but then I’m reminded to pray and I’m reminded that I can ask people like you to pray. I’m reminded that the love of God and the power of the gospel are the only answers for our world. My dear brothers and sisters, let us work while it is day! Pray, Preach the Word, Make disciples! May we serve and intercede! May the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ shine through us!
Many thanks to: Vocals – Linda McCrary, Kesha Shantrell, Leon McCrary and Carlos Gallardo-Candia. Bass – Sam Beumier, Drums – Bryan Taylor, Keys – Carlos Gallardo-Candia, Camera – Josh Kim. Special thanks to the many additional singers from my home church Christian Assembly in Eagle Rock, CA.
(If this song resonates with you and your church, make a video singing it and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have enough responses, we could re-release this song with churches from all over the world singing it together! You will need to sing it in the key of G and play it at 89 BPM.)
Ps. 80:7 nlt “Turn us again to yourself, O God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.”
2Cor 4:5-7 nlt “You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
John 9:4,5 niv “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Matt.5:14 niv “You are the light of the world…”
2Tim 4:1,2 niv “…in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season;…”
Tommy Walker is a world renowned singer/songwriter best known for his powerful anthems like “He Knows MyName.” “Only a God Like You,” “That’s Why We Praise Him,” “Lord I Believe in You,” “Mourning Into Dancing,” “Break Through,” “We Will Remember,” and “I Have a Hope.” Tommy first heard God’s call into the ministry during a worship service when he was 11 years old. “I heard Him say that He loved me and had a plan for my life,” Tommy recalls. “I received Him into my life and received my calling both in that same moment.” The same year Tommy picked up a guitar and has never put it down. Tommy and his wife Robin have been married for 25 years. They have four children: Jake, Levi, Emmie and Eileen. “I could weep at the blessing God has given me in my family. They love the Lord and are passionate worshipers,” says Tommy, adding that his family is one of his greatest accomplishments.