What If I Stumble?
|"What If I Stumble?"|
|Single by DC Talk|
|from the album Jesus Freak|
|Genre||Contemporary Christian music, Christian alternative rock|
|Writer(s)||Toby McKeehan, Daniel Joseph|
|Producer(s)||Toby McKeehan, Mark Heimermann|
|DC Talk singles chronology|
"What If I Stumble?" received many critical plaudits from Christian sources for its deep and introspective lyrics concerning the possibilities that personal weaknesses could bring shame to Christ.
The song features a vocal quote from Brennan Manning.
"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today are Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and then walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable."
Release and acclaim
"What If I Stumble?" was #1 for six weeks on Christian Radio.
Various versions of "What If I Stumble?" have appeared on several DC Talk official releases, including the band's greatest hits album Intermission. A live version of "What If I Stumble?" was included on the 1997 live release Welcome to the Freak Show.
- Toby McKeehan – vocals, production
- Michael Tait – vocals
- Kevin Max Smith – vocals
- John Painter – bass guitar
- Chris Rodriquez – guitar
- Jerry McPherson – mandolin
- John Painter – bass guitar, guitar, accordion
- Todd Collins – programming, cowbell, drums
- Shawn McWilliams – drums
- Todd Collins – percussion
- Mark Heimermann – production, vocal arrangement
|CCM Magazine||United States||100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music||2006||31|
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- Taff, pg. 103
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- Rodney Batdorf. "((( Welcome to the Freak Show > Overview )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
- John DiBiase (2010-07-20). "Freaked! A Gotee Tribute to dc Talk's "Jesus Freak"". Jesus Freak Hideout.
- Jesus Freak (liner). DC Talk. California, United States: ForeFront Records/Virgin Records. 1995.