I Want To Know You


I Want To Know You

"This song started with the idea of making God into our own image rather than allowing him to shape us into his image. Hence: "...and change the God I see until he looks like me." A huge theme in our discussion that day was the racism and division we're experiencing in America, so there are a lot of undertones reflecting the effects of white privilege, too. Meaning, is white America making Jesus into a white, suburban American instead of submitting to who he really is?

The chorus is a simple and hopefully conversational call for help: I want to know you. I NEED to know you, God.

We wanted the bridge to be a sign of humility: As I struggle through frustrating tensions and feel like I'm drowning, I don't need intellectually satisfying answers. I need a relationship with a real and living God." (Savannah Locke)

Written by Savannah Locke (ASCAP), Todd Locke (ASCAP), Brandon Hampton (ASCAP), Caeleigh McGinty (ASCAP)
© 2017 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), SAVANNAHLOCKE (ASCAP), With Primary Colors (ASCAP) (admin by CapitolCMGPublishing.com). CCLI 7113380.

How often I confuse
Certainty with the truth
And change the God I see
Until he looks like me

I’ve tried to keep control
Making you comfortable
But you’re beckoning me in
To show me where life begins

I want to know you
What you’re really like
I need to know you,
God I need to know you

In waves of doubt
And crushing tensions
I need your love
Not just the answers



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