MP3 Chris Graves - Who Am I
Christian Acoustic Rock. Acoustic guitar driven music with intense lyrics, foot stomping beats, and strong ballads. The message this CD expresses can become everyones anthem.
11 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel, ROCK: Acoustic
During Dec. 10-21, 2003, I spent time with 6 students and 2 faculty members from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor MBA program in the country of Taiwan. In an Agriculture Market in the middle of Taipei, Taiwan, we ran across a karaoke stage. The Taiwanese people were having fun singing and enjoying each other''s trades and crafts at the market. The MC on the stage was requesting individuals to volunteer for karaoke. Having a love for music and being persuaded by friends, I decided to sing Unchained Melody for the crowd. Through my humbling version of the song (where are the Righteous Brothers when you need them), I noticed the people enjoying the moment and a crowd had started to gather What happened next changed my life forever.
The MC began to hum to tune to a song and asked me if I knew that melody. The song was Silent Night. As Christians in this foreign land, we had been experiencing our season of celebration for Christ''s birth in a country where Buddhists and Confucius are the norm. Christmas was celebrated in Taiwan as a holiday with trees, lights, and happiness, but their happiness wasn''t from Christ''s birth. As it became clear to me that Silent Night wanted to be heard I started to sing with no music. After the first time through, I started to hear voices coming from the audience. In Chinese, Silent Night was being sung throughout the crowd. The sounds and words of "sleep in heavenly peace" were flooding this Agriculture Market now. It did not matter race, religion, or language.
The following album was inspired from this trip and the song Who Am I tells the story. I pray a seed was planted in some hearts in Taiwan that night. It has become my pray and hearts cry for us to be witnesses among the earth. Everyone deserves to have a "silent night and a heaven''s peace" with Christ Jesus as their Savior. Who was I to be complacent in my ministry? I had been given everything but wasn''t willing to give back. Through prayers and continuous ministry we will win others for the Lord and send revival among the land.