Composer: Michael W. Smith

Michael Whitaker Smith was born October 7, 1957 to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia. A sister named Kim would follow. Michael was a typical boy – active in baseball, his family’s church activities, and playing piano. But in not-so-typical fashion, he wrote his first song at age five. At the age of ten, he made a decision to give his life to Christ. He dreamed of playing professional baseball. Michael attended college at Marshall University in West Virginia but after one semester dropped out to move to Nashville and pursue a career in music. (side note trivia: In 1992 Michael received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia.) The years 1979-1981 are best written… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Michael W. Smith (1981)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 53455 45644 53455
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1981, Meadowgreen Music Co. (ASCAP) (admin. EMI Christian Music Publishing)


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Glory to God #613

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The Celebration Hymnal #121

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The Covenant Hymnal #783a

The Faith We Sing #2023

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #30

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #27

The Worshiping Church #61

Worship and Rejoice #42

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