The Proof of Your Love

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"The Proof of Your Love"
Proof of your love monologue.jpg
The monologue remix cover
Single by For King & Country
from the album Crave
Released

February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28) (album version)

June 12, 2012 (2012-06-12) (monologue remix)
Format CD single
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Contemporary Christian, alternative rock
Length 3:17
Label Warner Music Group
Songwriter(s) Ben Glover, Jonathan Lee, Joel, Luke, Fred Williams
For King & Country singles chronology
"Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)"
(2011)
"The Proof of Your Love"
(2012)
"Middle of Your Heart"
(2013)

"Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)"
(2011)
"The Proof of Your Love"
(2012)
"Middle of Your Heart"
(2013)

"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.[1]

Composition[edit]

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."[2]

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.[1] as the bridge instead of the guitar riff on the album version.

A third version of the song featuring Rebecca St. James is featured on the band's third album entitled Christmas: Live from Phoenix.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at number 8 on Billboard for 25 weeks.

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Billboard Christian Songs[4] 8

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Billboard 6/30/2012
  2. ^ Davis, Kevin. "#338 - "Proof of Your Love" by For King & Country". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "A for KING & COUNTRY Christmas | LIVE From Phoenix". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Billboard.com (Oct 2012). "The Proof of Your Love". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  5. ^ "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.