The Proof of Your Love
|"The Proof of Your Love"|
The monologue remix cover
|Single by For King & Country|
|from the album Crave|
February 28, 2012
|Genre||Contemporary Christian, alternative rock|
|Label||Warner Music Group|
|Songwriter(s)||Ben Glover, Jonathan Lee, Joel, Luke, Fred Williams|
|For King & Country singles chronology|
"The Proof of Your Love" is the second single by Christian alternative rock duo For King & Country from their debut album Crave. It was released as a single on February 28, 2012, and a monologue remix was released on June 12.
The song is a lyrical paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13, which is a passage that speaks of love. The duo shared their personal stories with New Release Tuesday in July 2012. Luke explained, "Joel came to me in the studio that day and told me he wanted to write something that would gently nudge and encourage people and at the same time challenge them. That's a very difficult line to balance. People don't want to be challenged too much and be turned away. When we were looking at the Bible passage 1 Corinthians 13, we knew there was something significant that we hadn't written about. We decided to put those words into this song. That's how the song came to be." Joel also explained, "Adding to that, there's a powerful message in proclaiming those truths from God's Word first. The lyrics have me singing, "If I sing, but don't have love, I waste my breath with every song." Rather than have this be a judgment to listeners, it's time for me to proclaim it. Then you can make it your own and put your tent pegs in the ground and announce that you are standing by those same words."
A monologue remix entitled The Proof of Your Love: The Monologue Mix was released on June 12, 2012. The single includes a monologue of Joel reciting the first seven verses of 1 Corinthians 13. as the bridge instead of the guitar riff on the album version.
The song peaked at number 8 on Billboard for 25 weeks.
|Billboard Christian Songs||8|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Billboard 6/30/2012
- Davis, Kevin. "#338 - "Proof of Your Love" by For King & Country". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
- "A for KING & COUNTRY Christmas | LIVE From Phoenix". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- Billboard.com (Oct 2012). "The Proof of Your Love". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
- "American single certifications – For King & Country – The Proof of Your Love". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 6, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.