In the Light by dc Talk

© 1991. Written by Charlie Peacock. Additional Lyrics by Toby McKeehan
Drums: Aaron Smith
Bass: Otto Price
Guitar: Chris Rodriguez
Piano: Mark Heimermann
Percussion: Terry Macmillan
String Arranger and Conductor: Ronn Huff
Loops: Greg Herrington
Guest Vocalist: Charlie Peacock
Bridge Arrangement by Will Denton, Brent Barcus, Otto Price, and Jason Halbert


I keep trying to find a life
On my own, apart from You
I am the king of excuses
I've got one for every selfish thing I do

What's going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I'm still a man in need of a Savior

I wanna be in the Light
As You are in the Light
I wanna shine like the stars in the heavens
Oh, Lord be my Light and be my salvation
Cause all I want is to be in the Light
All I want is to be in the Light

The disease of self runs through my blood
It's a cancer fatal to my soul
Every attempt on my behalf has failed
To bring this sickness under control

Honesty becomes me
[There's nothing left to lose]
The secrets that did run me
[In Your presence are defused]
Pride has no position
[And riches have no worth]
The fame that once did cover me
Has been sentenced to this Earth

[There's no other place that I want to be]
[No other place that I can see]
[A place to be that's just right for me]
[Someday I'm gonna be in the Light]
[As You are in the Light]
[That's where I need to be]
[That's right where I need to be]

Live Versions

In the Light was originally introduced as part of the acoustic set during the Freakshow tour, and was definitely a highlight of the show. It moved on to becoming a stand-up acoustic number in the Supernatural Experience, and eventually to a rock number during the Solo Tour.

In the Light has been performed by all members as part of their solo shows as well, even to this day in many cases. Tobymac frequently plays the song or portions of the song, and during the Newsboys 2010 Born Again tour they played it to the group that bought VIP tickets as part of their "exclusive acoustic performance."

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