Until The Whole World Hears

Album: Until The Whole World Hears (2009)


  • This is the lead single and title track from American Contemporary Christian rock band Casting Crown's fourth studio album.
  • The band's lead singer and songwriter Mark Hall explained the message of this song: "As we travel through our journey as Christians, we come to a realization that there are lots of people out there who need to hear about Jesus. Through our maturity, we begin to see the world as God sees the world and work with purpose to show people Jesus, until the whole world hears."
  • The song's title comes from an e-mail signature of Roger Glidewell, Hall's mentor in student ministry, who closes his messages with the phrase, "Until the whole world hears."
  • The Until The Whole World Hears album recorded 167,000 sales in its first week, marking Casting Crowns' best sales week to date. The band's previous best came when The Altar and the Door debuted with 129,000 copies in September of 2007. It was later reported that the first week figures not only broke Casting Crowns own sales records but was also the largest selling debut week sales figures by a Christian artist in Nielsen Soundscan history.


Be the first to comment...

Trucking Songs That Were #1 HitsSong Writing

The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?

LecraeSongwriter Interviews

The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.

Facebook, Bromance and Email - The First Songs To Use New WordsSong Writing

Do you remember the first time you heard "email" in a song? How about "hater" or "Facebook"? Here are the songs where they first showed up.

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?Song Writing

Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.

Jello BiafraSongwriter Interviews

The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.