Michael W. Smith - Missing Person Lyrics




Another question in me
One for the powers that be
It's got me thrown
And so I put on my poker face
And try to figure it out
This undeniable doubt
A common occurence
Feeling so out of place
Guarded and cynical now
Can't help but wondering how
My heart evolved into
A rock beating inside of me
So I feel such a stoic ordeal
Where's that feeling that I don't feel

[Chorus:]
There was a boy who had the faith to move a mountain
And like a child he would believe without a reason
Without a trace he disappeared into the void and
I've been searchin' for that missing person

Under a lavender moon
So many thoughts consume me
Who dimmed that glowing light
That once burned so bright in me
Is this a radical phase
A problematical age
That keeps me running
From all that I used to be
Is there a way to return
Is there a way to unlearn
That carnal knowledge
That's chipping away at my soul
I've been gone too long
Will I ever find my way home

[Chorus:]
There was a boy who had the faith to move a mountain
And like a child he would believe without a reason
Without a trace he disappeared into the void and
I've been searchin' for that missing person

He used to want to try to walk the straight and narrow
He had a fire and he could feel it in the marrow
It's been a long time and I haven't seen him lately
but I've been searchin' for that missing person





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  1. dogwoodfan777

    Needs a longer intro

  2. Johnny’s Bricks

    Basically Country Music but better

  3. Johnny’s Bricks

    And try to figure it out!

  4. Johnny’s Bricks

    I wish I knew how to play this on Minecraft note blocks.

  5. BornTo LiveOnn

    I’ve given up. Death overcome me. Cancer come inside me 😣 the terminal cancer that will kill me! 😭😢😥😓😓😓 I give up! I dont know my purpose and I want to leave badly.

    Douglas Kern

    He has NEVER left you .
    Right where you are lift up your voice. You were created by a Loving merciful GOD to enjoy the Glory of His presence.
    The liar thief and destroyer does not want you to know and embrace this Eternal Truth.
    GOD WINS trust HIM

  6. shan7288

    This song makes me cry because I cry to God asking where am I???? What happened to me ???? Dear Jesus bring back that man

  7. Timothy Gill

    Some go missing because of satanic cults and covens.The LORD God is the avenger with the righteous king the Lord Jesus Christ.

  8. Drewdini

    Dude this song. I used to love it when I was a kid despite never hearing it that often and never being able to successfully look it up. Now more than 15 years later, and I'm so happy I finally found it!

  9. Reuben Calalang

    This song hit a big nerve in me... "Is there a way to unlearn that carnal knowledge that's chipping away at my soul". Thank You Lord Jesus for doing a mental reset in my mind. I claim it in Jesus' Name.

  10. Nick Sorenson

    Jackie Street, the bassist on this track, was THE man. Filled in empty space with content as musical and interesting as the rest of the song all without overplaying and creating a solid groove. I learned everything I could of his as a teen. He was a master. Took an already great song and made it even better in every case.

  11. Daniel

    This song speaks volumes.

  12. Lisa D.

    hey just trying to be helpful, the words come in at 1:32 :)

  13. james drake

    I lost my faith...I only sad because it would have been nice. This song is just me trying to hold on. On another note... his bass player was always good.

  14. alma esperanza nuñez piña

    beautiful song congrats mws are amazing

  15. Fernanda Macedo

    THE BEST EVER!!

  16. Philip Torrez

    That's me!!!

  17. Tori Broadbent

    .......... inspired to write a script with this song.
    But I interpreted it different
    than the real meaning
    but it fits so well anyway.
    There was a Japanese cartoon video of this that I absolutely loved with all my heart and I just cannot find it anymore Boo Who

  18. Nicholas Gordon

    It took me becoming an adult to truly understand this song and what it REALLY means.

  19. Jordan Branch

    Have faith. He who walks with me shall not walk in darkness but in light

  20. Eloy R

    Muy linda la cancion, le agradeseria mucho si lo traducieran a ESPAÑOL ya que la busque en español y no encuentro ningun youtuber que tengan en español gracias.

  21. Brad Nixon

    *Traveling through Heaven 0:00 - 0:57

  22. Gloria Momoh

    There is always a part of us missing. But God wants us to find that missing part very soon...

  23. Gabrielle Edwards

    I'm 13 and I absolutely love this 😍

  24. juanest Murcia

    Muy buena la canción mising person

  25. Deception Slayer

    Jesus knows that missing person in all of us, seek ye Him and find them.

  26. Helene Shaw

    I'D FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS SONG... THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING IT!!! 🇨🇦

  27. claudia fiscalia

    I LOVE SO MUCH...

  28. What Is Your Worldview? - Creation or Evolutionism?

    Underrated song, underrated singer!

  29. Eric Skinner

    I remember this song before I was a teenager. 20 years later I'm still listening to it.

  30. Gloria Momoh

    You cannot beat that Rhythm...

    Commenter Number One

    Yeah it's really good.

  31. Big Country

    Im still searching...

    Johnny’s Bricks

    FOR THE MISSING PERSON!

  32. Miriam Elizabeth

    Another question in me
    One for the powers that be
    It's got me thrown
    And so I put on my poker face
    And try to figure it out
    This undeniable doubt
    A common occurence
    Feeling so out of place
    Guarded and cynical now
    Can't help but wondering how
    My heart evolved into
    A rock beating inside of me
    So I feel such a stoic ordeal
    Where's that feeling that I don't feel

    [Chorus:]
    There was a boy who had the faith to move a mountain
    And like a child he would believe without a reason
    Without a trace he disappeared into the void and
    I've been searchin' for that missing person

    Under a lavender moon
    So many thoughts consume me
    Who dimmed that glowing light
    That once burned so bright in me
    Is this a radical phase
    A problematical age
    That keeps me running
    From all that I used to be
    Is there a way to return
    Is there a way to unlearn
    That carnal knowledge
    That's chipping away at my soul
    I've been gone too long
    Will I ever find my way home

    [Chorus:]
    There was a boy who had the faith to move a mountain
    And like a child he would believe without a reason
    Without a trace he disappeared into the void and
    I've been searchin' for that missing person

    He used to want to try to walk the straight and narrow
    He had a fire and he could feel it in the marrow
    It's been a long time and I haven't seen him lately
    but I've been searchin' for that missing person

    Chidiogo Radiant

    Miriam Elizabeth thanks for sharing these lyrics

  33. David Ruiz

    I just recently tried to commit suicide for the 2nd time but this song always brings to a place where God is showing me to find that person again and not let Satan win because the battle is mine and i got the victory through Jesus

    granddaddysovifan

    I'm so glad you didn't commit suicide. Please know I want you here, even though I'm a stranger. You are wanted!

    granddaddysovifan

    I'm so glad you didn't commit suicide. Please know I want you here, even though I'm a stranger. You have at least one person that cares!

    Ryan Secrist

    Hey David, May God continue protecting you. May His grace and peace be with you. May you not just survive, but may you thrive as you walk closely with Jesus (your good and faithful Shepherd), trusting Him every step of the way. The world can't throw anything at you that catches God by surprise. "Father, help me to be the person You want me to be. Thank You for making Jesus, who knew no sin, to be sin for me, that I may become the righteousness of God in Him."

    David Watters

    NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER!

    Marisa Ulrich

    I'm a suicide survivor too. I just wanted to send you an encouragement. God is so faithful to carry us through everything we deal with in this life. I pray you are doing well.

  34. Marreline Araujo

    wonderful😍😍😍

  35. Pat Treu

    how can you not love this song, one of Micheal w Smith's best

  36. Faku Felay

    Michael W. Smiths remember who is the candy boy WAS? Sean Jay OR Walter Gavin Smiths from Latin French name Tuong Phat Tran.

    remember SEAN JAY says YEAH, SOLDIER IS HERE.....!...... TUCSON,Az 85701.....

    Is he missing.....?.............
    Do love and enjoy rock music....!....
    Hip hop, r&b, rock's & ballads....!...
    He ask you why him & his brother has to part....!?????......
    Argentina, Columbia : Ur a marine too?........

  37. Dolores Chavarria

    I love this song it just moves me this song takes me back to when I was a teenager and first heard this song.

  38. milemarker1

    This was me at one time. I lost that boy and I never found him. Pray to God you never lose him.

  39. Venus DeMatteo

    So much bad has come to me I lost who I am in childhood I only pray I find myself I'm now 43 and I'm still looking. Lost in Pa. if found bring me home..

    David Ruiz

    Venus DeMatteo give it to God for the victory is yours

    Erik Oksenholt

    i know how you feel...im 40 and wondering what happened to that child..he's still here somewhere..

  40. Dxsxs Frz

    eu não consigo entender nada do que estão falando

    Pedro carlos santos do sacramento

    Faz um curso de inglês.

  41. Gilbert Nieves

    just like my pastor said on sunday the time to pray is now, and every second we got we need to be in the Lords presence. this are crusial times. we need to pray at all times and praise him. this music brings me back when i was closest to God

  42. LNC

    Just because I wander does not mean I am lost.

  43. Humble Faith

    Unrepentant sin is the only thing that will keep God away from you.

    Pray. Repent! Believe.

    Start living for him, make the effort and he will reveal himself once again. He's only waiting for your commitment.

    Commenter Number One

    So true!!

  44. HERCILIO VIVANCO

    un abrazo esperamos mucho mas sus producciones en latinoamerica

  45. Thaiza Castro

    essas músicas do Michael me lembram momentos muito difíceis que minha família passou

  46. Dexter Kane

    I Found Myself

    Hiding Little Shit

  47. James Kinnis

    As a child and teenager I was on fire for the Lord. As an adult, I turned away and years later I struggle to be man of God He wants me to be. This song is my cry to Him always.

    David Ruiz

    James Kinnis that’s me right now and i will find that missing person

  48. Glenda Vasconcelos

    I was looking for this CD Thank you so much!

  49. Robson Assis

    Essas músicas marcaram minha vida! Louvado seja Deus

  50. DreadSlayer 67

    My parents would always play this album in the car as a kid when they were still together in flagstaff. This song has been etched into my soul forever, brings me back to a simpler time of innocence..

    ChristTheBlessed Hope

    God bless you brother I pray in Jesus name things work out

    Cathey DeRosa

    Gosh, I was just talking to my son about this song. I hadn't listened to this CD in years and this song hit me so hard. My son is so in love with our Lord, so the song is sort of a reversed situation for him. However, when a kid, like you, he loved the Lord with such purity and then of course, put Him on a shelf as so many of us do. I remember my four kids singing their own versions of Michael's words, but my son was old enough to catch some of the drift. Now, I want him to listen, as well as all my kids and see what they think. I was touched by your comment.
    That was an age of innocence. I, their mom, am divorced as well. The difference was, they had an unsaved father. But, they knew the Lord then, and now, know Him and are His followers. Am I blessed, or what? Our lives can take some very drastic turns, but the Lord is our Anchor and holds us, not only in His hands, but secures us in His love. Amen? Take care, young man and may God be with you and bless you with His amazing love, grace and mercy.

    mrguy58

    Same. They bought this cd in the first couple of years of my life and I still have that cd in my own car to this day. Weird feeling of nostalgia.

    Timmy Hess

    DreadSlayer 67 AMEN LOVE🙏❤🙏

    Johnny’s Bricks

    This is the only song I listen too

  51. Russell Wiggins

    It's been years, but I actually listened to the words of this song and on some level, I can say that I've struggled with this.

    Erik Oksenholt

    Russell Wiggins me as well....right now actually :(

  52. salem shawareb

    where is that feeling that i dont feel!?

    Carol Raynor

    +salem shawareb - Inside your heart.

    Erin Rodriguez

    +salem shawareb the times we feel strongest in our love for the lord is when we are actively loving the lord. Draw close to him in worship and give him your heart, then you will feel the feeling! :D

  53. Creeper's Common sense

    There was a time in my life when I was on fire for the lord. I was in first grade. You couldn't try to be friends with me without hearing the gospel. I was then pushed by peer pressure away from it. now, in 10th grade, I am trying to find that child who had boldness, who had strength, and who had purpose. that was who I was! Now I am not strong enough to be that. where did that fire go?

    mysenseofhumor90

    +Eletri Creeper4me To be fair, no one wants to hear about God while asking if you want to play hide and seek.

    Sad fang

    The time to hear about God is; All the time.

    Creeper's Common sense

    @mysenseofhumor90 I had a love for my fellow classmates they did not have in return. I wanted to see them go to heaven, and I still do. Maybe my timing wasn't the 'best' by yours or their standards. but it was the only time i had to do it. and frankly we didn't play hide and go seek. That is why I find myself isolated from many other people, because I love hard and don't like giving up on people. And few want to return that love. there are people who do. and it is nice to meet them and talk to them. I have finally grown a strength and love comparable to that time. and i don't want to ever lose it again

    Gerard Roy

    The boldness is still there, it is now an act of faith to step out. His Spirit, if you are his child has never left you. http://biblehub.com/john/14-16.htm

    matt Maro

    don't say" i'm not stronger anymore" you just got bad experiencies, use that for be more than stronger than you never was

  54. Elizabeth Adeyemi

    I used to listen to this song when I was 5 and just moved to america, now im 16 and stil love it!

  55. Caitlin Fegely

    I probably heard this song when I was alot younger and even then I broke down crying.
    ... Many years later and still freaking crying to it XD 

    Jesse Reyna

    Why? It's a really great song;especially when you are struggling with personal fears;and i found that it helped me see how a human can wonder off in their heart and mind;but God is merciful and compassionate;and can bring you back to him by a simple prayer. Hope that helps? Take care.

  56. OneOne7TV

    Great video! You should check out our channel and our latest interview with Michael W. Smith speaking about his new release, "Sovereign."

  57. Sara Lovaglio

    ME ENCANTA!

  58. Clonewars1

    I've been searching for that missing person. :-)

  59. ClaymorePT

    Great music!

  60. FrostieFilly

    Knowing the song's meaning for this man makes it all the more powerful.

  61. Jesse Reyna

    It's a great song for realizing who you are in Christ;and when you lose sight of that;the lord always knows how to reach us and bring us back home to him. He has not lost any that belong to him. Thank you Lord.

    Jesse Reyna

    @***** Amen my friend;and that's why i'm on here. Thankyou so much for that;ya made my day. Have a great and very blessed day my friend. Take care.

    Jesse Reyna

    @***** Amen! Made my day...have a great and very blessed day. God bless you. bye.

    Jesse Reyna

    you too. God bless and take care.

    Jesse Reyna

    @***** God bless ya man-He's always there.

    Jesse Reyna

    You too..God bless.

  62. Ry Thomas

    Fell in love with this song when I first came to Christ in the mid 90's. Years later joined the army and got "lost" for 13 years in different assignments and projects. Out now trying to find "my missing person" wish it was not so rough...

    Ry Thomas

    Thank you Sir. God Has place me with a new agency inside of our government and I am getting ready to embark on the next adventure. I don't know why God called me to this life, but He did and I will give my all to defend what I have been called to defend. God bless-your brother in Christ...

    Laine Gordon

    Every and I mean every one of your hellish experiences and per chance nastiness with your fellows was preordained. It It would be a normal thought to think were alone over there but Paul insists that nothing can separate us from the love in Christ Jesus. I believe he includes hell itself. 

  63. Israel Mohammed

    This is a very beautiful song by one of my favorite Christian Artists. I recommend that you listen to his songs and let the presence of Almighty God come upon you. Have a Great Day and remember there are many missing persons for Christ. Minister unto them and hope that they will return in Jesus' perfect timing.

  64. smoothestones1

    This whole album is great.

  65. Gordon Lyles

    I think it is More of finding that in which the Bible speaks to "Become as a Child"

  66. T Waguespack

    A song that at times I can truly relate to! and then, all of a sudden, God helps me find myself......right in God's arms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Mike Lowe

    Missing person, was played for me, in one of my rehab stints, and it really hit home. Today I'm clean and sober, 1 year tomorrow Sept. 4

  68. NathanGT15

    Glad it could speak to you

  69. ffic4life

    Whether you believe in God or you don't you can relate to this song. So beautiful.

  70. Ashley Wheeler

    This song speaks such truth. Reminds me of the story of Adam and Eve. Like the child they lived in the Garden of Eden with no judgement. The Tree of Knowledge brought them out of childhood into duality and now they have to spend their entire lives trying to go back. Just as every person in this life must do.

  71. LionOfNobility

    I understand this song, I love it. I'm searching for my younger self, the boy who could fly, the boy who could fight a thousand armies, the boy who wasn't afraid, I'm learning what it's like to be me. :D Anointed!

  72. WarBeard

    i never understood this song as a child i just liked the melody. but one day i was driving coast highway and it played on my ipod, maybe two years ago...i turned it up and figured out that i was missing someone. my young believing self. it hurt to realize it how far had wondered...thank you MWS. thank you Lord for showing me where i was headed.

  73. m. n.

    deeper by delirious . this song. sounds like

  74. Jordan Irwin

    You make it sound like he died.

  75. MorenoMikeB

    I listen to or think of this song, whenever I lose my strength or courage to do something.

  76. Jennifer Pruitt

    i agree. i saw some old pictures of me when i was in 7th grade. i was happy, despite all that was going in my life at the time, i was happy, loving the Lord, and almost free. i'm now 36 and finally realized i found that missing person referred to in this song. this applies to anyone who has lost the fire they once had as a young believer.

  77. TheCeroak

    The meaning of the song through his interpretation. That would b my interpretation through the song. If of course I had made in which I didnt not of course. Anyways on a lighter note this song is a master piece

  78. TheCeroak

    Question? Is he talking about himself. His old self as a kid, when he belive so much and it was easier. Now that he's grown up its harder but he still is searching therefore he still has that hope. Just a thought wanted to know if was right or if anyone knows

  79. Shannon77785

    What a great song !!! Michael Smith always sings good !!! I LOVE HIS MUSIC !!! I hope one day I see you in heaven, Michael. :))