This Is Your Time (Michael W. Smith album)

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This Is Your Time
Studio album by Michael W. Smith
Released 1999
Recorded 1997, 1999
Genre Christian rock, pop
Length 50:25
Label Reunion Records
Michael W. Smith chronology
Christmastime
(1998)
This Is Your Time
(1999)
Freedom
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

This Is Your Time is Michael W. Smith's fourteenth studio album, released in 1999. All the songs from this album (except "This Is Your Time" and "This Is Your Time (Reprise)") were originally recorded for his previous studio album Live the Life, but did not make the final cut for the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rince De" (instrumental) – 1:30
  2. "Hey You It's Me" – 4:03
  3. "Worth It All" – 4:03
  4. "I Will Be Your Friend" – 3:19
  5. "This Is Your Time" – 4:29
  6. "I Will Carry You" – 5:04
  7. "She Walks With Me" – 3:42
  8. "Reach Out to Me" – 3:59
  9. "I Still Have the Dream" – 4:18
  10. "I'm Gone" – 4:31
  11. "Anna" – 4:16
  12. "Everybody Free" – 4:43
  13. "This Is Your Time (Reprise)" – 2:25

Wal-Mart marketed a version of the CD with a bonus final track:

  1. "From Here On" – 3:07

Notes[edit]

The title track was inspired by the initial news report that Cassie Bernall, a student killed in the Columbine High School massacre, had answered "yes" to the question "Do you believe in God?" moments after seeing another student killed for answering "yes" to that same question.

The lyrics speak vividly of what happened, the questions this raised, and the continuing impact on Christian thought:

It was a test we could all hope to pass but none of us would want to take
Faced with the choice to deny God and live, for her there was one choice to make
....
What if tomorrow
What if today
Faced with the question, oh, what would you say?
....
Fall on the mercy and hear yourself praying
"Won't you save me?"

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