The Hurt & The Healer (Single)

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Here it is folks. For the next 24 hours this will be the ONLY place you can hear the new single “The Hurt And The Healer” from the upcoming album with the same name. The song should be going to radio soon, but we wanted to share it with you early.

We’ve been playing this song live for the past few nights on The Roadshow and we’re really excited about it. Let us know what you think in the comments.

-MM

258 comments on “The Hurt & The Healer (Single)

  1. Thank you for posting your new song! I love Mercy Me so much and could listen to them all day long! We love you in Tennessee!

  2. I can picture Jesus looking down from heaven listening to this song and just ever-so-gently rocking back and forth with a smile on his face. Thanks again MercyMe for another God inspired song that is sure to touch countless people………….just when they need it most. God bless you!

  3. MercyMe you never fail!!! Awesome as usual :D God bless you and keep on creating beautiful music and I’ll keep buying it!! xoxo

  4.    Sounds like another song i   while driving in the  truck.    in the middle of just not in a good mental state and find myself singing out  loud thinking happy things again.  I so love that

  5. to be quite honest, this song really resonates with me and what i’m going through in my life right now. i don’t know how you guys do it! wait, of course i do! by the wisdom and love of Christ Jesus! all your songs impact me in such positive ways and it is my prayer that God continues to bless you all for furthering His Kingdom through praise. i know that this album will touch the hearts of so many, just like this song has touched mine.

  6. Beautiful! Your music and lyrics have been part of the Lord’s comfort to me since my husband died almost 3 years ago.  It was a real blessing to see our wedding picture during I Can Only Imagine at your concert in San Bernardino. I’m the bride kissing my groom on his squinched up face :)  May God continue to bless you guys! Can’t wait to hang out in Heaven. I will introduce you to my sweet husband. To God be the glory!

  7. Beautiful! Your music and lyrics have been part of the Lord’s comfort to me since my husband died almost 3 years ago.  It was a real blessing to see our wedding picture during I Can Only Imagine at your concert in San Bernardino. I’m the bride kissing my groom on his squinched up face :)  May God continue to bless you guys! Can’t wait to hang out in Heaven. I will introduce you to my sweet husband. To God be the glory!

  8. Another amazing song!!!Oury daughter in law was brutallly shot in the head when leaving work back in 2008 only 5 mos after marrying our son. Then we found out she was a few weeks pregnant w/our 1st grandbaby when she was murdered. Thank you for doing music that has helped me find peace and comfort thru the many, many long, dark days. God has used your ministry in a great and mighty way in my life. All glory is due Him who is the giver of life!! Thanks again.

  9. Another amazing song!!!Oury daughter in law was brutallly shot in the head when leaving work back in 2008 only 5 mos after marrying our son. Then we found out she was a few weeks pregnant w/our 1st grandbaby when she was murdered. Thank you for doing music that has helped me find peace and comfort thru the many, many long, dark days. God has used your ministry in a great and mighty way in my life. All glory is due Him who is the giver of life!! Thanks again.

  10. You,wrote this song for me…AWESOME!.Love you guys,you made a difference in my life a couple years ago…..Thanks.

  11. Wow! All I can say is you guys are great! I love your music some of it has special meaning to me. Let God continue to lead you in your ministry and bless you abundantly.
    Karen Marysville CA

  12. I can’t even begin to count how many people in my life that are so much pain.  They are left to pick up the pieces of tragic upon tragic circumstances.  To just name a few:  a young man was hanging out with his friends at Nelson Ledges Park in Ohio, he fell in a cavern after weeks of being in intensive care–he dies.  Fast forward to a few months later…the high school band dedicates their performance to that young man–later that night his brother hanged himself.  What is a mother, father, siblings, relatives, friends, to community get through it. 
    One more quick story:  A friend of mine–her 23 year old daughter was in a car accident.  She was thrown from the vehicle and survives but has a severe brain injury.  At Christmas the only gift that this family wanted was for Jess to communicate in some way that she is alive inside.  As her grandmother shared with me – A Christmas Miracle.  They didn’t get one.  Jess is still alive but in a vegetable state.  This young lady worked with robots to help patients.  The place where she worked named a robot after her. 

    HURT–oh yes so many.  HEALER—The One and Only JESUS. 

    I truly believe that the words and the music to this song will minister to many.  I will be buying extra copies just so give to whose who hurt. 

  13. I’m really looking forward to the new album… Any chance you’ll make the single available for those of us on an iPad?

    1. Oh mercy me MercyMe!  How do you do it?  It’s like you pick apart my life and nurture my soul!  I thank God for you and your ministry.  May He in HIS wonderous glory keep blessing you and your families.  Thank you so much!

  14. I so love you guys, and I love this song!!! I have had a hard couple of years, I had something fall on my left hand, it cursed three of my fingers, they pined them but I can’t play the guitar anymore, and I loved just playing and worshiping the Lord, I am believing that God will give me a peace with this!!! Thank you for your music, it is truly a gift to us!!

  15. Heard it for the first time at the Indy Rock and Worship Show. Scoring from 1-10, I give it a 99!  It’s powerful… moving… sheer excellence of God’s Word. 

  16. Take my heart and breath it back to life….I Need to allow God to heal the broken heart that dwells inside this temple.   I am alive, a warrior, even though a part (Dad) of me has died.  Jesus come and take my tears….

  17. Beautiful song. Just received news from my son that his beautiful 17 year old step sister was killed in a car accident this evening, Hard to understand but we know with His grace they will make it through. Your music has touch many in my family during difficult times. We give you thanks for using the gift the Lord has given you.

  18. I didn’t think it was possible for you guys to get any better.  You have proven me wrong.  Looking forward to seeing you again in March.  Look for me front and center in Ontario.

  19. Having my husband walk out after 12 years of marriage after me staying faithful through a traumatic brain injury has been rough.  There have been times that I couldn’t even sit and do my quiet time, but then I would put on my ipod and walk on the beach blasting your music and worshiping in the midst of the pain.  This song would have been in the playlist in a heartbeat!  Can’t wait until it can be, and can’t wait to share it with so many who are needing the Healer for my hurting friends.

    1.  Kathy, I am in the same boat.  My husband is moving out next week, after 17 years of chaos, dealing with his condition.  He didn’t have a TBI but a psychological condition that resembles TBI so closely, I use it as a phrase.  When people ask why he is the way he is, I say its similar to someone who has had a TBI, and explain it from that perspective.  He won’t recover any further than he already has, and to find he was unfaithful while I was ground down to such a low place trying to care for him and our autistic son, in the midst of my own chronic pain syndrome, it was devastating.  God’s blessing of music is where I find comfort.  Tonight I will whisper a prayer to our Healer for you.

       

  20. Another AMAZING, God-inspired song from MM. Thank you for following His guiding, writing songs that are used to touch so many hurting people… as others have said in their comments, this song is just what I needed to hear.  Thank you again, and God bless!!

  21. Another AMAZING, God-inspired song from MM. Thank you for following His guiding, writing songs that are used to touch so many hurting people… as others have said in their comments, this song is just what I needed to hear.  Thank you again, and God bless!!

  22. you are so inspirational ,can’t do wrong with any song ,love ya,my special needs son likes you guys so much can’t wait tell you come to Lovington,NM at the fair this yr just have to find out how to get the meet and greet passes 

  23. Absolutely beautiful God has blessed you with such a wonderful gift and I am blessed because you share it with the world I can’t wait for the CD to be released all of your music touhes my heart

  24. WOW! doesn’t cover it..  your music always touches me in some way.. this song is where I am right now.. fighting through the damage done by others and trying to find my place in His arms again…  I want to run to him full force.. just learning again what that looks like.. thank you so much for sharing.. I needed it tonight.. 

  25. WOW! doesn’t cover it..  your music always touches me in some way.. this song is where I am right now.. fighting through the damage done by others and trying to find my place in His arms again…  I want to run to him full force.. just learning again what that looks like.. thank you so much for sharing.. I needed it tonight.. 

  26. Thank you so much for the music God has allowed you to share with us. You are such an inspiration, and to many make the healing process become a little less knowing that God is with us. When we are in pain we sometimes lose sight of this. Love your music and again thanks!!!!

  27. thanks for sharing…. this song came just in time…. He cares so much for each of us…. our hurts, our fears…. no burden too small (or too big) when we hurt, He hurts with us…  it’s amazing how God can use music to help heal our hearts….  so thankful He promises to never leave us.  May He bless you and your ministry.  Keep spreading His good news!!! 

  28. When I heard the song on 95.5 The Fish in Cleveland this morning I immediately knew it was a MercyMe song.  This song returns to the roots of what has made MercyMe a powerhouse of Christian music; with music that ministers to your soul.  This song is beautiful, powerful, and will touch your heart.  I look forward  to hearing the rest of the album (yes, I said album!).

  29. When I heard the song on 95.5 The Fish in Cleveland this morning I immediately knew it was a MercyMe song.  This song returns to the roots of what has made MercyMe a powerhouse of Christian music; with music that ministers to your soul.  This song is beautiful, powerful, and will touch your heart.  I look forward  to hearing the rest of the album (yes, I said album!).

  30. Beautiful song.  Sometimes the hopes and dreams we have for our children don’t happen and only the healer can address the hurt we feel for our children

  31. Beautiful, beautiful song.  It touches a special place in my heart, especially right now.  My brother, at the age of 37, is battling his second war with bone cancer.  I can’t pretend to know how he feels, but I know that “why” is a question we all ask.  I pray each and every day for our Healer to collide with my hurting brother.  Thank you for putting into words the grace and blessings we know we have, despite our sufferings.

  32. I love this song. It says exactly how I feel. My daughter was murdered on May 8, 2010 and she has 3 children who are without a mother and its so hard. It has to be the worst pain I have ever felt. Thank you for putting my feelings into words. God Bless us all!

  33. People are hurting, either financially, without health insurance, lost homes, cars, moving, etc, and this songs helps pull peoples minds to who is in charge and who to lean on and trust during these hard times.  God is the only one that can heal you.  Great song, true, don’t stray from it guys.  God’s blessing your band, I love how you know just how to use the synth sounds floating around in the background stirring up your emotions just when it needs it, then the completely unreal drummer you have breaks it out at the perfect second at the perfect rate.  Thanks guys!  Mark from Akron.

  34. I think this song is just perfect.  When you are feeling pain this song will remind you that someone is holding you in His hands!!!!!

  35. Great Song
    My son has cancer and I know he will hold on to this song. He is a Christian and Im sure he will like it. My daughter told me about it and I was crying before I even heard it. I knew it would be good.
    God Bless

  36. Wow! God has used you guys again to minister to me (and so many others, i’m sure). What a beautifully tender song ~ I’m looking forward to the entire CD. I am so thankful you all do what you do!!

  37. I heard this song this morning on 95.5 The Fish in Cleveland OH, what an awesome song! I look forward to all of your releases. May God continue to bless you and your group with a spiritual ministry that reaches throughout the world that will touch the hearts of those who need Jesus and for those who are already walking in the faith. It was your song, I can only  Imagine that beckon me into serving our Lord, for that I am truly thankful. Glorify Him!

  38. Oh Man!! I REALLY LOVE IT!! This song is beautiful. Mercy Me has long been my favorite Christian Worship Band and you guys just keep making the music better and better. But PLEASE!! When will you tour in Philadelphia again? I saw you guys at Greg Laurie’s Harvest Festival in Philly a few years back and have been waiting for a return visit since then. The music of Mercy Me speaks to my heart in a very real way and my three teenagers love it so much too. Now, how many parents can say that their kids enjoy the same music that they do? I can’t wait to add the new CD to my Mercy Me collection when it comes out. And Bart, your facebook posts crack me up! May God bless you all and I pray that Mercy Me will continue on to reach many more generations for our Lord Jesus Christ.

  39. at 211 degrees water is hot…..at 212 degrees it boils…and with boiling water,comes steam…and with steam you can power a train….One extra degree makes ALL the difference…..this some is that extra degree!  Praise God for the ability He has gifted you with to write a powerful encouraging song.       Eileen

  40. Bart….the message is good and strong. My local DJ played it up a bit, so I expected a bit more from an emotional punch. So blame him. I like it, a lot – but I think I would have liked an acoustic version better – I hope you know what I mean…I know I know there are enough of those types of songs…..but you wanted honesty. I would love a more vocal driven acoustic version, with nice tight back up vocals – like a healing honey oozing over the broken. You get me?

  41. at 211degrees water is hot…at 212 degrees it boils….and with boiling water comes steam, and with steam you can power a train…one extra degree makes ALL the difference.  this song is that extra degree!  Praise God for the talent and ability for you to write such a healing song…a song that makes a difference………

  42. at 211degrees water is hot…at 212 degrees it boils….and with boiling water comes steam, and with steam you can power a train…one extra degree makes ALL the difference.  this song is that extra degree!  Praise God for the talent and ability for you to write such a healing song…a song that makes a difference………

  43. This is an amazing song that strikes right at the heart of the matter. Even through the hurts, the Healer is there. God Bless.

  44. This is an amazing song that strikes right at the heart of the matter. Even through the hurts, the Healer is there. God Bless.

  45. AMEN!  the mayor of our small town was murdered last week.  He was much loved and touched so many lives through his work in the school system and in the city.  We much need the Mercy Grace and Healing God has promised through Christ.  This song is my prayer for his children and grandchildren and the family of the man who did this.  Thank you for reaching into the everyday hurt and SHINING for Christ!!!!!

  46. AMEN!  the mayor of our small town was murdered last week.  He was much loved and touched so many lives through his work in the school system and in the city.  We much need the Mercy Grace and Healing God has promised through Christ.  This song is my prayer for his children and grandchildren and the family of the man who did this.  Thank you for reaching into the everyday hurt and SHINING for Christ!!!!!

  47. L-O-V-E this song.  God has blessed you, Bart and MM, with talent to bring joy, hope and focus on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  “The Hurt and the Healer” spoke directly to me. The tsumani of” life junk” has deluged my coastline and tranquility shores, feigned as calm most times.  And, yet I know where my true tranquility stands.  I trade my yoke for His daily (try to).  Feeling very overwhelmed and growing weary.  However, I know this life is only temporary and He is my strength.  That is the same hope of message (when) “The Hurt and the Healer (collide).  Jesus come and break my fear, wake my heart and take my tears, and find your glory even here.” Amen!

    The first time we saw MM was at Alive Fest 8 years ago. You were performing at night and the heavens opened up with the downpour.  (Do you remember?)  You and the boys kept singing, not allowing the Enemy to conquer the night.  AMEN!  Recently saw you in Cleveland at the Roadshow with my 15-1/2 year old son.  He loves your music too. He’s a blessing to me; christian school, very active in various youth groups & Bible studies. We hope to see you again in concert soon.  

    God’s blessings for the new album, your families, the tour, your message.  God is being honored. =)  My best to all in Awesometown. *giggle*

    In Him,
    Alison

  48. L-O-V-E this song.  God has blessed you, Bart and MM, with talent to bring joy, hope and focus on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  “The Hurt and the Healer” spoke directly to me. The tsumani of” life junk” has deluged my coastline and tranquility shores, feigned as calm most times.  And, yet I know where my true tranquility stands.  I trade my yoke for His daily (try to).  Feeling very overwhelmed and growing weary.  However, I know this life is only temporary and He is my strength.  That is the same hope of message (when) “The Hurt and the Healer (collide).  Jesus come and break my fear, wake my heart and take my tears, and find your glory even here.” Amen!
    I so enjoy your music and have been to many of your concerts in Cleveland (this native California gal is living in Ohio!?).  The first was at Alive Fest 8 years ago when MM was performing at night and the heavens opened up with the downpour.  (Do you remember?)  You and the boys kept singing, not allowing the Enemy to conquer the night.  AMEN!  Recently saw you in Cleveland at the Roadshow with my 15-1/2 year old son.  He loves your music too.  He’s a blessing to me; christian school, very active in various youth groups & Bible studies.  (Difficult to be corrected by your child, but he is right and does so in love.)  We hope to see you again in concert.  God’s blessings for the new album, your families, the tour, your message.  God is being honored. =)  My best to all in Awesometown. *giggle*

    In Him,
    Alison

  49. Loving the Single! It’s always Amazing to see how God is so much Blessing all you guys in the Band! Ican not wait until the full CD comes out! Thank you so much Guys! God Bless each and every one of you.

  50. I never ever heard of your band but, I bought tickets for your show here in Anchorage, Alaska.  Ever since, I listen to a christian station N know who you guys r?  My daughter was only 10 when I introduced her to your ministry.  She has seen/heard more christian bands than regular bands.  I love your music.

  51. Yes, yes,yes!  Great song.  I love how your songs tell a story that relates to life.  The music you put with the words is always perfect.  I pray the Lord will continue to fill you with songs for Him for many more years to come.  Of course, this will mean your concerts are going to have to be much longer….too many great songs of worship.  God bless you all.  thank you

  52. Yes, yes,yes!  Great song.  I love how your songs tell a story that relates to life.  The music you put with the words is always perfect.  I pray the Lord will continue to fill you with songs for Him for many more years to come.  Of course, this will mean your concerts are going to have to be much longer….too many great songs of worship.  God bless you all.  thank you

  53. Amazing.  Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of God’s healing.  This week I have been thinking about how deeply I hurt, but so often I put on my best “Good Christian” face and I bury the hurt. I have devoted my life to minister to hurting children, raising them for over 15 years.  Often times I shoulder their hurt and often times I feel the brunt of pain from them directly.  The Hurt And The Healer reminded me to allow the hurt and Healer to collide.  Psalm 147:3 reminds me of His healing. 

  54. Amazing.  Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of God’s healing.  This week I have been thinking about how deeply I hurt, but so often I put on my best “Good Christian” face and I bury the hurt. I have devoted my life to minister to hurting children, raising them for over 15 years.  Often times I shoulder their hurt and often times I feel the brunt of pain from them directly.  The Hurt And The Healer reminded me to allow the hurt and Healer to collide.  Psalm 147:3 reminds me of His healing. 

  55. All I can say is “Mercy Me and Mr Mayor, You guys did it again, every thought, every word and every note- just beautiful inspiration for me. Jesus’ hands surely holds your hearts.

  56. All I can say is “Mercy Me and Mr Mayor, You guys did it again, every thought, every word and every note- just beautiful inspiration for me. Jesus’ hands surely holds your hearts.

  57. wow.  let me just say, that we have a daughter who recently became a prodigal.  my husband is dealing with feelings of failure as a father, I am struggling in my own fears of being an inadequate (step) mom.  Even though our family seems like it is falling apart, this songs helps me to remember that He is there.

    I am praying that God will be glorified, and that our daughter will return to the Lord her God. This song keeps me focused.  Good words.

  58. wow.  let me just say, that we have a daughter who recently became a prodigal.  my husband is dealing with feelings of failure as a father, I am struggling in my own fears of being an inadequate (step) mom.  Even though our family seems like it is falling apart, this songs helps me to remember that He is there.

    I am praying that God will be glorified, and that our daughter will return to the Lord her God. This song keeps me focused.  Good words.

  59. Spent the past 2 days with a family that lost 3 family members to a senseless act of violence. So many hurting. I sent this link to them. Let the healing begin the instant we give our hurts to the Healer. I’ll be checking iTunes tomorrow for the new album.

  60. Spent the past 2 days with a family that lost 3 family members to a senseless act of violence. So many hurting. I sent this link to them. Let the healing begin the instant we give our hurts to the Healer. I’ll be checking iTunes tomorrow for the new album.

  61. This is such a wonderful song! This reminded me that His arms are always open wide, ready to catch me when I hurt and hold me until I’m healed. I needed to hear this song today. Thank you. Blessings!

  62. Thank you so much for sharing – I have to stop listening for now, if this was vinyl, I’d have already scarred the tracks! What a blessing – hurt and Healer collide! Love it!

  63. Thank you so much for sharing – I have to stop listening for now, if this was vinyl, I’d have already scarred the tracks! What a blessing – hurt and Healer collide! Love it!

  64. It’s amazing.  Just like every song you have ever written.  You are and always will be my favorite band.  I love MercyMe!  Thank you for what you do.  God Bless you ALL.

  65. Your beautiful words speak to me so clearly.  We lost our beautiful 19 year old daughter almost 21 months ago to a motorcycle accident.  I praise God that she was a Christ Follower and I know she is with Him in Heaven.  Healing is coming to us thru His grace and power but it is so hard to not have her here with us physically.  I know that we will be able to hold her again one day.  Until we meet in Heaven Malorie Elise Bullock I hold you in my heart.  Glory to Our God for by His blood we are saved.

  66. I lost my 21 year year old son 7 months ago. He was in the Army and home on leave just hours before he passed away he was sitting in my kitchen playing I can only Imagine on his guitar and we were singing. And today a friend sent me the link to your new single The Hurt and the Healer. What a powerful song. What a powerful group. This song describes much of the way I feel. Thank you for being such a blessing in my life through the beautiful song you continue to produce. we serve an amazing GOD! I would truly be no where without him.
    Many Blessings!

  67. God has definitely been speaking to me through you guys. I Can Only Imagine and Homesick helped me through the loss of my sister who passed at 32 and my son Dylan who passed before birth. Your song The Hurt and The Healer spoke to my heart as I continue to heal. Thank you for being obedient to the calling God has placed in your hearts. Keep singing!!!

  68. God has definitely been speaking to me through you guys. I Can Only Imagine and Homesick helped me through the loss of my sister who passed at 32 and my son Dylan who passed before birth. Your song The Hurt and The Healer spoke to my heart as I continue to heal. Thank you for being obedient to the calling God has placed in your hearts. Keep singing!!!

  69. Thank you. This song has so ministered to me tonight. My husband died in an accident a little less than six months ago, and the lyrics to this describe so very aptly the gamut my emotions have run. So thankful for the hope we have in Jesus.

  70. Thank you. This song has so ministered to me tonight. My husband died in an accident a little less than six months ago, and the lyrics to this describe so very aptly the gamut my emotions have run. So thankful for the hope we have in Jesus.

  71. This beautiful and so comforting song gives me strenght and peace. Our mother went to be with the LORD this January 14,2012.Yes, there are no words to express our tears and her presence no more with us. Part of us have died, but I know that God will give me HIS PEACE to hold on day by day, one day at a time. I praise God for HIS LOVE,SALVATION,HOPE AND GRACE. Mother, I miss you oh, so very very much.I will always have you in my heart and cherish all those beautiful memories we once had.My tears and my heart I give to GOD,my beloved mother.your loving daughter,whom one day we will all be with you,your daughters,julia,debbie,cindy, patty and me,lenora in Christ.ONE DAY,ONE DAY!

  72. This beautiful and so comforting song gives me strenght and peace. Our mother went to be with the LORD this January 14,2012.Yes, there are no words to express our tears and her presence no more with us. Part of us have died, but I know that God will give me HIS PEACE to hold on day by day, one day at a time. I praise God for HIS LOVE,SALVATION,HOPE AND GRACE. Mother, I miss you oh, so very very much.I will always have you in my heart and cherish all those beautiful memories we once had.My tears and my heart I give to GOD,my beloved mother.your loving daughter,whom one day we will all be with you,your daughters,julia,debbie,cindy, patty and me,lenora in Christ.ONE DAY,ONE DAY!

  73. There is no comfort like God, and sometimes when we hear the right song, at the right moment, we feel Him like we have never felt before. Your music has that. I am sure this is a long shot, and all I can say is that I feel lead to mention this; if you could, would you uplift a young lady and her family? Fifteen days ago one of the most precious girls you could ever meet was on her way to church, what she did not know was that she was on her way to meet Jesus. Sadie Smith was 17, a 4.0 senior at Muhlenberg County High School, a cheerleader, a volunteer in her community, a beautiful girl with a beautiful soul that wanted to become a pediatrician and go on mission trips to help children in impovished areas of the world, but instead, she gave her organs and saved 8 other people on January 28th, 2012. All I have been able to sing in my heart is “I Can Only Imagine”; Sadie doesn’t have to imagine anymore. Her parents have been through so much, our youth have been through so much. I am currently putting together a benefit christian concert celebrating her life, “Sing for Sadie”, and bring our families and community support through song and prayer. So, if you could, pray for us in Kentucky, and sing something especially for her. Our students have been meeting in the mornings having prayer circles, hundreds of students. God knows all things, but we miss her. May God Bless you :)
    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Bowles

  74. There is no comfort like God, and sometimes when we hear the right song, at the right moment, we feel Him like we have never felt before. Your music has that. I am sure this is a long shot, and all I can say is that I feel lead to mention this; if you could, would you uplift a young lady and her family? Fifteen days ago one of the most precious girls you could ever meet was on her way to church, what she did not know was that she was on her way to meet Jesus. Sadie Smith was 17, a 4.0 senior at Muhlenberg County High School, a cheerleader, a volunteer in her community, a beautiful girl with a beautiful soul that wanted to become a pediatrician and go on mission trips to help children in impovished areas of the world, but instead, she gave her organs and saved 8 other people on January 28th, 2012. All I have been able to sing in my heart is “I Can Only Imagine”; Sadie doesn’t have to imagine anymore. Her parents have been through so much, our youth have been through so much. I am currently putting together a benefit christian concert celebrating her life, “Sing for Sadie”, and bring our families and community support through song and prayer. So, if you could, pray for us in Kentucky, and sing something especially for her. Our students have been meeting in the mornings having prayer circles, hundreds of students. God knows all things, but we miss her. May God Bless you :)
    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Bowles

  75. I attended Rock and Worship last night at the Sears Arena, i have to say your new single The Hurt and the Healer is an amazing song. Brought me to tears, I lost my son to a drunk driver in 2009 and my life has not been the same. This song feels as if it were written for me… Thank you for your beautiful gift of music… Abundant blessings to you all…

  76. I attended Rock and Worship last night at the Sears Arena, i have to say your new single The Hurt and the Healer is an amazing song. Brought me to tears, I lost my son to a drunk driver in 2009 and my life has not been the same. This song feels as if it were written for me… Thank you for your beautiful gift of music… Abundant blessings to you all…

  77. I can’t get enough of your music, I played your song Beautiful to each family member at Thanksgiving.  Then I said when it was done, that is how God feels about YOU.  I know it helped me with my struggle in how God sees me.  Thank You Mercy Me…your music inspires the AWE of God in me.  Keep on keeping on for the LORD.  We are going to see our KING soon.  Hallelujah!

  78. I can’t get enough of your music, I played your song Beautiful to each family member at Thanksgiving.  Then I said when it was done, that is how God feels about YOU.  I know it helped me with my struggle in how God sees me.  Thank You Mercy Me…your music inspires the AWE of God in me.  Keep on keeping on for the LORD.  We are going to see our KING soon.  Hallelujah!

  79. It’s as if the lyrics of “The Hurt And The Healer” were written for me personally. Heard it at a concert last week. Awesome. Very moving.

  80. It’s as if the lyrics of “The Hurt And The Healer” were written for me personally. Heard it at a concert last week. Awesome. Very moving.

  81. Heard this song at The Roadshow in Madison, WI Saturday night.  Once again, your music and lyrics have touched the deepest places in my heart.  Still healing from the loss of my sister and brother-in-law to a drunk driver.  It always helps to remember the Lord is working to heal my heart.

  82. Heard this song at The Roadshow in Madison, WI Saturday night.  Once again, your music and lyrics have touched the deepest places in my heart.  Still healing from the loss of my sister and brother-in-law to a drunk driver.  It always helps to remember the Lord is working to heal my heart.

  83. Who wrote this song and what were the circumstances in their life?  Where can I go to find this information.  My 7 month old daughter just died 5 months ago and I feel like my soul has uttered these very words so many times.  Want to know more bagckground as to how this song was “born”

  84. Who wrote this song and what were the circumstances in their life?  Where can I go to find this information.  My 7 month old daughter just died 5 months ago and I feel like my soul has uttered these very words so many times.  Want to know more bagckground as to how this song was “born”

  85. UGH! I heard it on Klove and loved it!
    Now I want to play it for my husband and can’t find an audio …. : (
    love you guys <3

  86. UGH! I heard it on Klove and loved it!
    Now I want to play it for my husband and can’t find an audio …. : (
    love you guys <3

  87. Thank you so much for this beautiful song! I heard it yesterday and it was played at the time I needed it the most. God bless

  88. Thank you so much for this beautiful song! I heard it yesterday and it was played at the time I needed it the most. God bless

  89. I heard this on the radio just the other day. It was the exact thing that I needed at that moment, as I am deeply hurt and in need of a healer. I think that sometimes we take for granted and think that artists are just creating art. I believe this song was God inspired.

  90. I heard this on the radio just the other day. It was the exact thing that I needed at that moment, as I am deeply hurt and in need of a healer. I think that sometimes we take for granted and think that artists are just creating art. I believe this song was God inspired.

  91. I saw you playing baseball on the grassy hill today . I was going to stop and say hi but I had to get ready for the show … The Lord used you once again in Sin City . How Great is our God !!!!!!

  92. I saw you playing baseball on the grassy hill today . I was going to stop and say hi but I had to get ready for the show … The Lord used you once again in Sin City . How Great is our God !!!!!!

  93. Does anyone know if there is a way to purchase this single now? My wife and I just lost our daughter of 4 days and this song has been a comfort, however we would love to play it during the service. Any help would be appreciated.

  94. Does anyone know if there is a way to purchase this single now? My wife and I just lost our daughter of 4 days and this song has been a comfort, however we would love to play it during the service. Any help would be appreciated.

  95. I made it to the Phoenix show and you have no idea how blessed I was.  I live with horrible chronic pain, illness and debilitation.   The Hurt and Healer song ministered to me so much.  God got me there just to hear that song.  I keep listening to it over and over again!  Bless you for being such a vessel for Jesus to work through.  I can not wait to share this with my friends who are grieving painful loss and my chronically ill friends!  

  96. I made it to the Phoenix show and you have no idea how blessed I was.  I live with horrible chronic pain, illness and debilitation.   The Hurt and Healer song ministered to me so much.  God got me there just to hear that song.  I keep listening to it over and over again!  Bless you for being such a vessel for Jesus to work through.  I can not wait to share this with my friends who are grieving painful loss and my chronically ill friends!  

  97. Bart, from the first time I heard “I can only Imagine”, I knew “Mercy Me” was something special, I have seen you on several occasions in the past YEAR.  LOL  Even had VIP meet and greet but arrived at the venue to late….Next time!  Anyway, this song is perfect for me right now!  It surrounds me with the warmth only a great song can give!  Thank again for helping me survive this walk until I can head home and find Peace!

  98. This song totally sums up how I feel after losing my dad and sister-in-law 3 months apart a year ago.  The pain has been almost unbearable at times and the raw emotion I feel has only been helped by the Healer’s touch.  This is a beautiful song!

  99. This song totally sums up how I feel after losing my dad and sister-in-law 3 months apart a year ago.  The pain has been almost unbearable at times and the raw emotion I feel has only been helped by the Healer’s touch.  This is a beautiful song!

  100. Bart,
    How do you know? What have you experienced to bring you to these words? How do you know these words are what is felt and happens when a man, me, loses his 14 year old first born daughter suddenly and tragically. Oh the question “why” and how painful that question! What a perfect first word in this song which then is resolved by the grace of God and His love. Oh my beautiful and most powerful God of the world, I am alive! Physically and in the heart because of You Lord stepping into my pain with me! Because of your promise in Roman 8:28 that says, “In all things God works for the good,of those who love Him, and are called according to his purpose”.

  101. Bart,
    How do you know? What have you experienced to bring you to these words? How do you know these words are what is felt and happens when a man, me, loses his 14 year old first born daughter suddenly and tragically. Oh the question “why” and how painful that question! What a perfect first word in this song which then is resolved by the grace of God and His love. Oh my beautiful and most powerful God of the world, I am alive! Physically and in the heart because of You Lord stepping into my pain with me! Because of your promise in Roman 8:28 that says, “In all things God works for the good,of those who love Him, and are called according to his purpose”.

  102. HOW exactly did you write these words from MY heart???? — This song explains word for word on what my parents, sister and myself are going through. My brother went missing back in November. We found him Feb 7th, under a bridge pier in the water dead. He’d been in the water about 6-8 weeks.  We are still waiting the results of the autopsy. It’s being investigated as a homicide.. so we have alot of questions of WHY.. and people think that because we found him there’s some type of closure– no.. just more questions.. and I know even when we get them, there won’t be any healing from the explained. I feel a part of me has died. My brother was adopted from birth. I am only 2 months older than him and we were raised as twins. Just breathe— it’s all I can do.. and the pain keeps me inmobolized…
    “So here I am.. what’s left of me”… This song is a blessing to me.

  103. HOW exactly did you write these words from MY heart???? — This song explains word for word on what my parents, sister and myself are going through. My brother went missing back in November. We found him Feb 7th, under a bridge pier in the water dead. He’d been in the water about 6-8 weeks.  We are still waiting the results of the autopsy. It’s being investigated as a homicide.. so we have alot of questions of WHY.. and people think that because we found him there’s some type of closure– no.. just more questions.. and I know even when we get them, there won’t be any healing from the explained. I feel a part of me has died. My brother was adopted from birth. I am only 2 months older than him and we were raised as twins. Just breathe— it’s all I can do.. and the pain keeps me inmobolized…
    “So here I am.. what’s left of me”… This song is a blessing to me.

  104. My husband died 2 1/2 years ago and til this day my children and i are having a hard time. We miss him so much. This song made my kids and i cry with sadness but also joy. we love your music and every song touches our heart. Thank you so much.

  105. My husband died 2 1/2 years ago and til this day my children and i are having a hard time. We miss him so much. This song made my kids and i cry with sadness but also joy. we love your music and every song touches our heart. Thank you so much.

  106. Amazing song. The lyrics are perfect. My sister died of brain cancer at 47 Years of age. A part of me died with her on May 16, 2010. I miss her so much. Thanks for writing this song to encourage me to go on.

  107. Amazing song. The lyrics are perfect. My sister died of brain cancer at 47 Years of age. A part of me died with her on May 16, 2010. I miss her so much. Thanks for writing this song to encourage me to go on.

  108. THis song totally inspires me. I went for a run to release some major anger and this song came on! I didn’t really realize until that moment that you can collide with God, he’s the Healer! He’s ultimately the one to turn to when in need! Even, when things seem tough and you don’t know what to do, still collide with God b/c he will direct your ways! This song is helping me through a break up of a relationship that lasted 6 years! It’s only by God’s sweet and amazing Grace that we are saved and by his wound we are healed! Thank you for allowing God to move through and in you with songs of praise!

  109. THis song totally inspires me. I went for a run to release some major anger and this song came on! I didn’t really realize until that moment that you can collide with God, he’s the Healer! He’s ultimately the one to turn to when in need! Even, when things seem tough and you don’t know what to do, still collide with God b/c he will direct your ways! This song is helping me through a break up of a relationship that lasted 6 years! It’s only by God’s sweet and amazing Grace that we are saved and by his wound we are healed! Thank you for allowing God to move through and in you with songs of praise!

  110. It is a great song I think everyone can relate to this song. it is just beautiful song to the lord.Evreytime i hear i like it more and more.

  111. It is a great song I think everyone can relate to this song. it is just beautiful song to the lord.Evreytime i hear i like it more and more.

  112. My sister’s husband tried to end his life a few weeks back.  As I was driving home, listening to Christian radio, your song came on.  OH MY GOSH, tears running down my face for what she must be going through.  Had to text her the info, she too found it on line and listened.  Thank you for your sweet heart in communicating where we’re at only He can heal the hurt!  God took your hurt from loosing your cousin to blessing so many.  Bless you over and over.

  113. My sister’s husband tried to end his life a few weeks back.  As I was driving home, listening to Christian radio, your song came on.  OH MY GOSH, tears running down my face for what she must be going through.  Had to text her the info, she too found it on line and listened.  Thank you for your sweet heart in communicating where we’re at only He can heal the hurt!  God took your hurt from loosing your cousin to blessing so many.  Bless you over and over.

  114. this song gives me strength whenever im feeling down, and when i feel like I am the only person who deals with hardships. This song reminds me that i am not alone. tears flow, but even though, as he said”you are not alone”

  115. this song gives me strength whenever im feeling down, and when i feel like I am the only person who deals with hardships. This song reminds me that i am not alone. tears flow, but even though, as he said”you are not alone”

  116. Inspiring song….this song translates everything I am feeling in my soul after discovering my husband’s affair. Thank you because your song reminds me that my hurt has a healer…Jesus

  117. Inspiring song….this song translates everything I am feeling in my soul after discovering my husband’s affair. Thank you because your song reminds me that my hurt has a healer…Jesus

  118. Every word of this song speaks my soul. I lost my teenage daughter to cancer. She loved the LORD with all of her heart, soul, and mind. She suffered so much and inspired so many with her strength. I miss her so much. Courtney and I did all the girl things together, she was my only daughter. I am alive, but a part of me did die.

  119. Every word of this song speaks my soul. I lost my teenage daughter to cancer. She loved the LORD with all of her heart, soul, and mind. She suffered so much and inspired so many with her strength. I miss her so much. Courtney and I did all the girl things together, she was my only daughter. I am alive, but a part of me did die.

  120. Heard your new song while driving home one night. As always… WOW! You always know just how to speak to our hearts, and bring God near. 

  121. Heard your new song while driving home one night. As always… WOW! You always know just how to speak to our hearts, and bring God near. 

  122. Yay! The month new CD to be released is here. Don’t know what I would do without your music in my life. Glad that I don;t have to think about it. I’ve seen you guys in Corpus Christi all three times you have been here. Looking forward to number four! Peace be with all of you!

  123. Yay! The month new CD to be released is here. Don’t know what I would do without your music in my life. Glad that I don;t have to think about it. I’ve seen you guys in Corpus Christi all three times you have been here. Looking forward to number four! Peace be with all of you!

  124. This song speaks to my heart like no other.  I lost my teenage daughter to suicide a little over a year ago.  I am only half of the person I once was as I walk this path of grief I know that Christ as my Healer is my only hope, Thank you for these wonderful Biblical lyrics, and the encouragement they bring.

  125. After I read the lyrics to this song I said how did they write a song about me? The second verse is so my life. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2007 at age 26 just before I was supposed to go to Ireland as a missionary. I never got to go. The second verse is me because there were days where all I could do was just breathe because moving was excruciating pain. I went from going to minister to people in Ireland to having to live at home with my parents cause I was so bad off I couldn’t dress myself. Because of medications that lower my immune system I tend to get everything and being healthy is a uphill battle. But my illness has collided with Christ :) and this song helps me to remember even on the bad days I need my focus to be on HIM! Thank you thank you thank you for writing this song. It’s become my life’s song.

  126. After I read the lyrics to this song I said how did they write a song about me? The second verse is so my life. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2007 at age 26 just before I was supposed to go to Ireland as a missionary. I never got to go. The second verse is me because there were days where all I could do was just breathe because moving was excruciating pain. I went from going to minister to people in Ireland to having to live at home with my parents cause I was so bad off I couldn’t dress myself. Because of medications that lower my immune system I tend to get everything and being healthy is a uphill battle. But my illness has collided with Christ :) and this song helps me to remember even on the bad days I need my focus to be on HIM! Thank you thank you thank you for writing this song. It’s become my life’s song.

  127. God given talent is what y’all have !!!! I can relate so much much to the words in your music.
    I listen to ” The Hurt and The Healer ”  over and over in the car. I have 2 kids and both have had near death experiences, the pain has been unbearable at times, thru your music and ministry it has helped heal. Please continue to write and sing, we need you.

    Blessing to the entire band !!!
    Irma

  128. God given talent is what y’all have !!!! I can relate so much much to the words in your music.
    I listen to ” The Hurt and The Healer ”  over and over in the car. I have 2 kids and both have had near death experiences, the pain has been unbearable at times, thru your music and ministry it has helped heal. Please continue to write and sing, we need you.

    Blessing to the entire band !!!
    Irma

  129.  Kathy, I am in the same boat.  My husband is moving out next week, after 17 years of chaos, dealing with his condition.  He didn’t have a TBI but a psychological condition that resembles TBI so closely, I use it as a phrase.  When people ask why he is the way he is, I say its similar to someone who has had a TBI, and explain it from that perspective.  He won’t recover any further than he already has, and to find he was unfaithful while I was ground down to such a low place trying to care for him and our autistic son, in the midst of my own chronic pain syndrome, it was devastating.  God’s blessing of music is where I find comfort.  Tonight I will whisper a prayer to our Healer for you.

     

  130. This song reminds me of my son. He has been in drug court for two years now an has many setbacks. He has recently relapsed an is sitting in jail this very moment. He feels like he is unworthy but that is not so I believe God has A plan for him. Pray he gets healed from this addiction an do Gods will. He is only 22 years old an he feels like he is alone. Please help me pray God heals is pain

  131. This song reminds me of my son. He has been in drug court for two years now an has many setbacks. He has recently relapsed an is sitting in jail this very moment. He feels like he is unworthy but that is not so I believe God has A plan for him. Pray he gets healed from this addiction an do Gods will. He is only 22 years old an he feels like he is alone. Please help me pray God heals is pain

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