Until the Whole World Hears by Casting Crowns


"Until the Whole World Hears" is a song by Christian rock band Casting Crowns. Written by Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Jason McArthur and Roger Glidewell and produced by Mark A. Miller, it was released as a digital download on August 20, 2009 and to Christian radio on August 29, 2009 as the lead single from the band's 2009 album of the same title. Musically, Until the Whole World Hears is an arena rock song with a crunchy guitar lick accompanied by blasting guitar chords and the "throaty growl" of Mark Hall's vocals. Lyrically, it revolves around speaking the truth into a culture that doesn't want to hear it. Part of the chorus references the Biblical character of John the Baptist.

"Until the Whole World Hears" received positive reception from critics and was nominated for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards. Casting Crowns has performed the song as both an opening and closing song at live concerts. It peaked atop the Billboard Hot Christian Songs, Hot Christian AC and Christian AC Monitored charts. It also peaked at number four on the Billboard Christian CHR chart, number ten on the Billboard Christian Digital Songs chart and number twenty-three on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs chart.