Light of the World

Album: Behold: A Christmas Collection (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • Lauren Daigle recorded this song for the label compilation album Centricity Christmas: Joy to the World. Released as her debut single, it entered the Billboard Christian Songs Airplay chart in December 2013, eventually peaking at #16.
  • Daigle wrote the song with Paul Mabury and Paul Duncan over Skype. She recalled to Billboard magazine:

    "I was sitting there in Louisiana and Paul and Paul were in Nashville. As the writing process progressed, I was thinking about the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments in the Bible, when God was silent for 400 years. There was stillness in the world, people were searching.

    I wonder how that longing was for people living then. To be honest, it kind of reminds me of today and the longing in people. As I think about those many years of silence, I think of the cry of a baby. We put these stories in a parallel position in the lyrics, connecting to our music and hoping for an ultimate connection with people, through God."
  • Daigle re-recorded the track in 2016 for her Behold: A Christmas Collection record. She explained: "As the performing of the song evolved and I was also evolving, I wanted to put it on the new album and give it a whole different sound from the original."

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