Who Sang You Surround Me? Brian Doerksen

Brian Doerksen You Shine cover art
Release information
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Pop Rock
length: 5:53
You surround me
You indwell me
You're beside me
Ever present always near
You're the whisper
Calling my name gently
Love eternal
Reaching to me jealous for me

I will stay with You forever
Arm in arm we'll walk together
You will never let me go
I can't live my life without You
My whole will to live is for You
You've awakened me to know

I can't live my life without You
I can't live my life without You
I can't live my life without You

The Story Behind The Song

As I set out to do final preparations for my first recording based on the worship songs I had written, I found myself longing to sing at least one song that hadn't been written or initiated by me. I've spent a big chunk of the last years encouraging and producing other worship leaders songs, because I want to be someone who releases others into their calling. And I was struggling with the idea of not doing any of that on this project . A few months before the live recording, Daphne played me a song that was really catching on at her church, which was written by Karen Padgett, one of the pastors and worship leaders at 'Friends Langley Vineyard'. The melody was so beautiful, and as soon as I heard the words, I imagined them being sung in English and Gaelic. At the time, I didn't know that Celtic spirituality is very important to Karen, and she had actually started writing the song on a trip to Scotland.

It was a real gift to have Kim McKevitt join us and sing and speak in Gaelic, and on the evening we recorded, we ended with Kim singing the chorus to this song, because I wanted to give the Irish the 'last word.'

CD 1
  • 1 You Shine (Introit)
  • 2 You Shine
  • 3 Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing)
  • 4 I Am Convinced
  • 5 You Surround Me
  • 6 Faithful One
  • 7 Your Faithfulness
  • 8 Hope of the Nations
  • 9 I Lift My Eyes Up (Psalm 121)
  • 10 Psalm 13 (How Long O Lord)
  • 11 It Is Well
  • 12 With All My Affection
  • 13 Come, Now Is the Time to Worship (acoustic version)