This is the opening track from And If Our God Is For Us...
, the seventh studio album by CCM and worship singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin
. The song finds Tomlin proclaiming the greatness of God.
The track was originally included on Passion: Awakening, a live record from Passion 10, the 2010 gathering of the Passion Conferences. Released as a single, it spent 10 weeks at #1 on Billboard Christian charts.
The album title comes from a line in this song. Tomlin explained in press materials that the title is one that wasn't his first choice, but kept coming back to him. "For the longest time I had a different title for the album, but at the end of the day, I really came back to 'And if Our God is for Us.' I just love that statement. It's just so strong. Every night in concert when we get to the part of the song where we sing 'if our God is for us,' it's amazing to see what happens, to see so many people rise up in that statement. If you really believe in God, you know that everything is possible. Anything can happen. Miracles can happen. All things are available to you no matter what you're going through, no matter what you're facing, no matter what is coming against you. Life comes against all of us but you know God is for you. That's straight from the scripture. It's not just my thought. It's not just my idea or opinion. The scripture tell us 'if God is for you then who can be against you.' I love the hope that is in that statement. I think when people see that in the stores and they pick it up or they see it online, hopefully it just instantly takes them to that idea - 'God is for me today!'"
This won the prize for Top Christian Song at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards whilst Tomlin was named "Top Christian Artist" at the same ceremony. The winners were chosen for their popularity, based both on chart performances and internet activity.
On the Digital Deluxe Edition of Tomlin's album Passion's Here for You, there is a version of this song with the Christian rapper Lecrae, who told us, "We have a lot in common. We both lived in Texas and now we both live in Atlanta. We connected at the Passion conference and that's where I really got to know Chris. We just really connected and we have a lot of commonality. I was really honored that they invited me to get on stage. What's funny is that they just have been very warm and open with us for years, and then it culminated in him asking us to be on the song."