Phil Wickham, “In My Love”

Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Phil Wickham’s new song, In His Love (INO Records), is shaping up to be a massive hit. In His Love At Soft AC/Inspo, it’s the most added song at at radio and the most increased in airplay. Wickham says in a YouTube video that In His Love is “… about faithfulness to God. It’s about the promises that He gives us to hold onto in difficult times, in varying degrees.”

In my opinion, In His Love is one of his most heartfelt pieces, and that says a lot, because Wickham’s discography is a truly impressive one. He’s released a CD inspired by cannon explosions (!) and C.S. Lewis’ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He’s released a live worship CD for FREE off his official website. His latest CD, the ambitious Heaven and Earth, birthed Top 5 Christian hit Safe. Not one to rest on his laurels, he’s gone on tour at least four times, performing with such artists as MercyMe, Audio Adrenaline, DavidCrowder*Band, Fee, The Myriad, Meredith Andrews, Leeland, and Matt Maher.

At the end of the day, however, it’s all about how God is glorified through the song, and people will definitely hear from God through In My Love. Written by Wickham as a response to the death of someone to whom he was very close, it is a comforting and reassuring song not unlike Mandisa’s You Wouldn’t Cry (Andrew’s Song) or Deborah Gibson’s version of Anytime (I Am There) from William Finn’s Elegies. I predict a final Top 10 finish for In My Love on Soft AC/Inspo, with a possible Top 30 performance at mainstream Christian AC.

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(This is a stream grab of Phil Wickham’s In My Love; I apologize for the poor quality. Once the song is available on iTunes or a video is available on YouTube, I will take this In My Love mp3 down.)

Here’s a video of Phil Wickham telling the story behind In My Love.

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IN MY LOVE Lyrics
Phil Wickham

I have looked you in the eyes
I have seen the tears you cried
I have heard you question why you are here

There is a reason, there’s a plan
There is a God Who understands
He’s got your life inside His hands
Have no fear
Cuz He says

In all your hurt and in all your pain
I’ll never leave, I won’t forsake
You’re my child and I’m your God
Come and rest in my love

I know this road is deep
And I know you’re tired and weak
But the God of perfect peace is right here

He is the shelter from the storm
He is the rock forth and secure
He is hope forever more
Have no fear
Cuz He says

In all your hurt and in all your pain
I’ll never leave, I won’t forsake
You’re my child and I’m your God
Come and rest in my love
When everything seems out of control
I’m holding on, I won’t let go
You’re my child and I’m your God
Come and rest in my love

There is hope tonight
There is everlasting life
Dry away your tears
Coz tomorrow is on the rise
Love will never fail
He will never fail
He says

In all your hurt and in all your pain
I’ll never leave, I won’t forsake
You’re my child and I’m your God
Come and rest in my love
When everything seems out of control
I’m holding on, I won’t let go
You’re my child and I’m your God
Come and rest in my love
In my love
In my love