He Knows My Name

Album: If We're Honest (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Francesca Battistelli sings here about how God knows her name: "You write the songs you need to hear.," she explained. "This was about being transparent and going deeper spiritually. To me, it's an anthem. How many of us feel defined by what people say about us? But God calls us by name. His words for us are: chosen, free, forgiven, beautiful, wanted, loved. THAT is the only voice we should be listening to."
  • This was Francesca Battistelli's third chart-topper on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart following 2009's "Free To Be Me" and 2014's "Write Your Story."
  • The 12-minute-long music video was directed by Joseph Snyder and produced by Ben Kasica, who is the former lead guitarist for Skillet. The clip tells the stories of four totally broken women, who went into the Mercy Ministry program and emerged whole and healthy, both spiritually and physically.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Richard Marx

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.

Colin Hay

Colin HaySongwriter Interviews

Established as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting.

The Fratellis

The FratellisSongwriter Interviews

Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.

Waiting For The Break of Day: Three Classic Songs About All-Nighters

Waiting For The Break of Day: Three Classic Songs About All-NightersSong Writing

These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.

Janis Ian

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien Songs

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien SongsSong Writing

The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.