By Your Side (Tenth Avenue North song)

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"By Your Side"
Single by Tenth Avenue North
from the album Over and Underneath
Released August 2008
Format Digital download
Genre Contemporary Christian
Length 4:01
Label Reunion
Writer(s) Mike Donehey, Jason Ingram, Phillip LaRue[1]
Tenth Avenue North singles chronology
"No Man is an Island"
"By Your Side"

"By Your Side" is a song by contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North from their debut album Over and Underneath. It was released as the album's lead single in August 2008, and reached number 1 on R&R's Christian contemporary hit radio chart in January 2009.[2][3] In 2010, "By Your Side" won the 41st Annual GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year.[4] In addition, the song also appeared on compilation albums WOW Hits 2010 and WOW #1s.


The song is written from the perspective of Jesus Christ.[5] Tenth Avenue North lead singer Mike Donehey's vocals have been compared to Jon Foreman.[5]

The lyrics talk of how Jesus promises to be with us through all the circumstances that we face in life.[6]

This song musically consists of a 3-note repetitive guitar pattern, simple piano, and gentle drums.


In 2010, the song won a Dove Award for Song of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards.[7]


  1. ^ "Tenth Avenue North - Over and Underneath". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 21, 2015. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ Kim Jones (2009-01-17). "Did You Know ...". Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Tenth Avenue North Named 'New Artist of the Year' By Industry and Fans at 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards". Jesus Freak Hideout (Provident Label Group). 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  4. ^ Black, Nathan (April 22, 2010). "Casting Crowns, Jason Ingram Big Winners at 41st Dove Awards". The Christian Post. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Russ Breimeier. "Tenth Avenue North - Over and Underneath". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  6. ^ "Tenth Avenue North - By Your Side Lyrics". I Heart Worship. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  7. ^ 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees announced on The Tennessean (February 18, 2010)

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