It’s that time of year again where the Christmas spirit is in the air and you can’t help but smile whenever you hear a seasonal song. Of course, if you’re in the audience at a concert hosted by Christian singer Danny Gokey, you probably know at least one or two are on the set list.
Danny, who finished in the top three of American Idol one year and has since become a successful professional act, released a Christmas album in 2015. While performing recently, he broke into his rendition of “Mary Did You Know?” and a hush fell over the crowd.
Of course, the hush didn’t last long. The crowd broke out into applause and soon you can hear them singing along with Gokey. Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit quite like a beautiful, classic Christmas song.
The song isn’t originally his, but rather was released in 1991 on an album by Christian singer Michael English.
The song rhetorically addresses the Virgin Mary about whether or not she knew what awaited her son.
As the lyrics say:
“Mary, did you know/
that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know/
that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know/
that your Baby Boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
The sleeping Child you’re holding is the great “I am”
For Danny Gokey’s audience, there is no question in their minds that not only is this a great song – but it’s one worth singing along to.
However, after finishing his rendition of this new Christmas classic, he stopped the show and invited his band to the front of the stage with him. After preaching a moment, he kicked off his song “Comeback” which has a very different energy than his previous song, especially since his bandmates were jumping and clapping on the stage next to him.
This song features lyrics like:
“After a season of night falls and push backs
After the heartache of wrong turns and sidetracks
Just when they think they’ve got you game set match
Here comes the comeback”
It’s his anthem of redemption and about how important it is to try your best and, if you fail, to get back up and try again.
You can watch the whole spine-tingling performance in the video below: