Steve Schallert lives in Hawaii and works often with Youth With a Mission. He is a soulful and passionate songwriter and artist who writes beautiful songs of longing, lament, and the call for biblical justice. This simple but powerful "Song of Lamentation" will touch the hearts of many and give us all a deeply needed way to sing our prayers for healing and wholeness.
A common critique of "contemporary praise and worship music" is that it does not touch the brokenness of the world enough and that there are too many "happy clappy" songs and very few songs of lament. Lament is a crucial step in response to the pain of the world and the processes of grieving, healing, and regrouping we all need both in our individual lives and in our communities of faith. CMP is grateful and proud to have songs like this on our site and to point you toward the work of Steve Schallert.