Casting Crowns Mark Hall Cries Out to God With Heartbreaking Hymn After Tragic News
I didnt want people coming up to me saying, Its OK. Everything happens for a reason. Heres all the little Twitter pick-me-ups, let me pat you on the back I was jaded about it.
From songs like “Slow Fade” to “Just Be Held,” Casting Crowns’ lead singer Mark Hall has continued to challenge, inspire and draw us closer to God with his compelling songs over the years.
But never has a song hit so close to home as his recent release “Oh My Soul.”
It was ahymnhe composedin a heart cry to God after receiving the most devastating news of his life: he had cancer.
During a routine visit to the doctor for acid reflux, Mark found out that he had a very large mass on one of his kidneys that could potentially be cancerous.
You dont really hear the words, You have cancer, Hall toldGuideposts.org. You hear the words, Youre going to die.
Though he spent his whole life uplifting others and singing the goodness of God, Mark realized he was now being put to the ultimate test. Could he really live out the faith he’d been preaching on a public stage all of these years as a worship leader and youth paster?