The Second Decade (1993–2003)

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The Second Decade (1993–2003)
Compilation album by Michael W. Smith
Released October 7, 2003
Recorded 1995-2003
Genre CCM, pop
Length 68:45
Michael W. Smith chronology
Worship Again
(2002)
The Second Decade (1993–2003)
(2003)
Healing Rain
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Second Decade (1993–2003) is Michael W. Smith's eighteenth album. This is Smith's second greatest hits compilation album, picking up where his first greatest hits compilation, The First Decade (1983-1993), left off.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Signs"   new recording 4:37
2. "Missing Person"   Live the Life (1998) 5:07
3. "Cry for Love"   I'll Lead You Home (1995) 5:10
4. "This Is Your Time"   This Is Your Time (1999) 4:29
5. "Live the Life"   Live the Life (1998) 4:39
6. "Never Been Unloved"   Live the Life (1998) 4:42
7. "Love Me Good"   Live the Life (1998) 4:40
8. "Breakdown" (RrrrB Remix) I'll Lead You Home (1995) 5:26
9. "Straight to the Heart"   I'll Lead You Home (1995) 2:46
10. "I'll Lead You Home"   I'll Lead You Home (1995) 5:20
11. "Above All" (live version) Worship (2001) 4:33
12. "You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)"   Worship Again (2002) 5:20
13. "Friends 2003"   The Michael W. Smith Project (1983) (re-recording) 4:56
14. "Freedom"   Freedom (2000) 3:38
15. "Raging Sea"   new recording 3:15

Missing hits[edit]

As with The First Decade (1983–1993), several songs that charted on CCM magazine's CHR, Adult Contemporary, and Inspirational charts were omitted from this compilation due to time constraints. These hit singles were:

  • "I'll Be Around" (No. 3 on CHR, No. 1 on AC)
  • "A Little Stronger Everyday" (No. 5 on CHR, No. 2 on AC)
  • "Someday" (No. 3 on CHR, No. 5 on AC)
  • "Jesus Is the Answer" (No. 9 on CHR, No. 4 on AC, No. 11 on Inspo)
  • "Christmastime" (No. 12 on AC)
  • "Let Me Show You the Way" (No. 16 on CHR, No. 1 on AC)
  • "I Will Be Your Friend" (No. 2 on AC, No. 7 on Inspo)
  • "I Still Have the Dream" (No. 7 on CHR)
  • "Worth It All" (No. 7 on CHR, No. 4 on AC)
  • "Breathe" (No. 1 on Inspo)
  • "Step by Step/Forever We Will Sing" (No. 21 on Billboard Christian Songs)

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