Here I Am

Album: God of the Impossible (2018)


  • Lincoln Brewster co-wrote this song of surrender to God with Colby Wedgeworth, Jonathan Smith and Mia Fieldes. It came originally from an idea that the latter two had been working on.
  • Brewster introduces the song's concept during the opening pair of lines.

    You're not asking for perfection
    You're not after flawless prayers

    Brewster explained to NewReleaseToday:

    "It's crystal clear in Scripture that Jesus doesn't tell us to have words of eloquence, but sometimes our best prayers are when we fumble around and get to the bottom of what is in our heart. That's what captured me about this song.

    We worked on the lyrics, and the song ultimately is about surrender. Anybody who has followed my music over the years knows that I'm a big fan of singing about that topic."
  • The song's bridge was originally "Here I am, send me" from Isaiah 6:8. Brewster and the other songwriters ended up changing it to "I surrender, I surrender. All I am is Yours" with the intention of making it "feel soaring and lifted."


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