To Know You

Album: Wide Eyed (1998)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Nichole Nordeman trying to get closer to God after "struggling to reconcile some things that I knew about the Lord with some things that were happening in my life."

    "'To Know You' came out of this really personal moment in my little one-bedroom apartment in LA, behind my cheap little keyboard," she told CBN. "It was written, like so many of my songs, as kind of a journal entry. I felt like going back and looking at some of the people that walked with Christ—Thomas and Nicodemus. They were so open with their confessions about their doubt. Thomas said, 'Prove it' and Nicodemus said, 'Explain it.' And Jesus didn't hesitate to. So as Christians, I feel as though we sometimes miss out on those raw and honest moments and 'To Know You' was really born out of that freedom I felt to really come to God and say, 'I need some help with these issues in my life.'"
  • Mark Hammond, who played a variety of instruments on the album, wrote this song with Nordeman. It was released as her debut single.

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