Here’s My Heart by Crowder

Josh Pauley —  July 9, 2013

Heres My Heart by Crowder

Here’s My Heart is a great example of the journey of a song. Chris Tomlin originally began the song from a phrase he had written in his notes, “Here’s my heart, Lord. Speak what is true.” Then he sat down with Louie Giglio and Jason Ingram to build upon the hook and continue the song. Because they appreciated the simplicity of what it was stating, they spent a lot of time trying to put to words what God says about each of us without complicating the message.

The interesting point about this song is that once it was written they sat with it for about two years because they just couldn’t get it to a place where they felt like it worked. Chris had tried to lead it for Passion City Church and it had felt lifeless. He had tried to rework it and still couldn’t get it to a place where it felt right. Eventually, though, he gave it to Brett Younker to lead one Sunday for the church and they saw a huge response, like the church had never heard the song before.

The timing of a song is important for the church locally and globally. There are times when a specific song just really connects to the heart of a church and it brings new life to that body of believers. This song had that same feeling when Crowder led it during a main session at Passion 2013. For the first time it was shared with a broader group of people after a talk from Louie and it left an entire arena, full of over 60,000 college students saying, “Wow!” It felt like it was the perfect song for the moment and exactly what needed to be sung by everyone in the building.

Like this song we are all on a journey and sometimes we can be really hard on ourselves and begin to fall into self-doubt, among many other things. It’s in these times that we need to be able to hear what God says of us too. Sometimes we simply need to say, “Here’s my heart, Lord.” And then let Him speak to us.

Here’s my heart, Lord
Here’s my heart, Lord
Here’s my heart, Lord
Speak what is true

Listen to the song, watch the New Song Cafe, download the Free Lead Sheet, and let us know how it goes!

Josh Pauley

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Josh joined the team at the beginning of 2013 and now manages all things digital for Worship Together, which includes running the website, overseeing all online content, and handling visual design. Prior to Worship Together he worked for a record label that includes artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder, and Kristian Stanfill. Josh leads worship in Nashville, enjoys trying out specialty coffee brewing methods, and heads outdoors on the weekends to hike, mountain bike, or camp with his wife Kaylee and their dog, Tucker.