Josh Wilson, “Shine on Us”

Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Josh Wilson has released this creative video for Shine on Us, off his 2011 album See You.

Written by Wilson after taking a mission trip to Mumbai, India, See You is a solid effort. The concept for the video is fun: Josh asked his fans via his social media networks to send in videos performing the song. He then invited his own circle of Christian artist friends, including Matthew West, Sidewalk Prophets, James Tealy, Andrew Peterson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brandon Heath, Mikeschair, Mandisa, Chris August, Jonny Diaz, Ben Rector, Big Daddy Weave, Dara Maclean, Mike Weaver, and Dave Barnes, and this is the interesting result! Your thoughts?

Josh Wilson

This city doesn’t sleep at night
At ten o’clock it comes alive
There’s 20 million people, then there’s me
A taxi driver every day
A lot of work, a little pay
Just looking for a way to find some peace

But finding peace
Is way too hard
When you’re looking in the dark

So shine, shine, shine on us
Oh God, we need Your love
These streets aren’t bright enough
Oh Jesus, shine on us

I’m sitting on this corner here
My dignity just disappears
With every coin I beg into this cup
No matter how much people pay
It doesn’t matter anyway
It never ever seems to be enough

The light inside
My heavy heart
Is getting way to dark

God above is full of mercy
Turning darkness into dawn
All you who are weak and weary
Lift your heads and sing this song

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