The Light Meets the Dark

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The Light Meets the Dark
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Studio album by Tenth Avenue North
Released May 11, 2010
Recorded Conservatory Park
Genre CCM, pop rock
Length 45:17
Label Reunion
Producer Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp, Phillip LaRue, Terry Hemmings (executive)
Tenth Avenue North chronology
Over and Underneath
The Light Meets the Dark
The Struggle
Singles from The Light Meets the Dark
  1. "Healing Begins"
    Released: March 2, 2010
  2. "Strong Enough to Save"
    Released: April 20, 2010
  3. "You Are More"
    Released: April 27, 2010
  4. "The Truth is Who You Are"
    Released: May 4, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Christian Music Zine (A-)[2]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[3]

The Light Meets the Dark is the second major label studio album from Christian pop rock band Tenth Avenue North. It was released on May 11, 2010 by Reunion Records.


Vocalist Mike Donehey said: "On this record I really tried to be honest about how messed up I am. We wanted it to be a collision between our hearts and God's truth. His grace collides with the dark inside of us. His blood can cover us and I'm trying to call people out and say 'Look, please do not hide your darkness. Expose that to the light.' I know that's the scariest thought, but its where freedom and healing starts to take place. It's where it all starts to happen."[4]

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Healing Begins" Mike Donehey, Jason Ingram, Jeff Owen 3:57
2. "Strong Enough To Save" Donehey, Ingram, Phillip LaRue 3:13
3. "You Are More" Donehey, Ingram 3:37
4. "The Truth Is Who You Are" Donehey, Ingram 4:26
5. "All the Pretty Things" Donehey, Ingram, Owen 4:19
6. "Any Other Way" Donehey, Ingram 3:26
7. "On and On" Donehey, Ingram, Owen 3:42
8. "Hearts Safe (A Better Way)" Donehey, Owen 3:31
9. "House of Mirrors" Donehey, Jason Jamison, Scott Sanders, Owen 4:30
10. "Empty My Hands" Donehey 5:01
11. "Oh My Dear" Donehey, Garrett Green 5:35


The album was nominated for a Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year at the 42nd GMA Dove Awards.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Position
Billboard 200[6] 15
Billboard Top Rock Albums[6] 7
Billboard Christian Albums[6] 1