“Here I Am”
From the Muscle Shoals Sound Gospel album
Here I Am (August 2014)
Employing Boys II Men harmonies and balladry, the modern gospel group Team David delivers the finger-popping “Here I Am,” a cleverly penned song about turning one’s life over to Jesus.
Rather than use the phrases typically used to describe the conversion process, Team David instead employs the metaphor of turning oneself in for a crime committed. After acknowledging that “I am guilty, filthy of sin” and “I did the crime, now I must do the time,” the group asks God to “Sentence me to life in that mansion in the sky.” They surrender with their “hands up and their weapons down.”