Who sings a Christian song that starts with "I remember when I was seventeen..."?

I heard it on Christian radio (Air1) the other day. It's kinda like talking/rap-ish. It stated with "I remember when I was seventeen..." and then it went on to say something about his mom having him watch Billy Graham on TV. Thanks.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's "Next Thing You Know" by Matthew West.

    Here are the lyrics:

    I remember when I was thirteen

    I saw a picture on my T.V. screen

    The Reverend Billy Graham and the people singing "Just As I Am"

    And it felt like You were talking to me

    And the whole world seemed to fade away

    Until I heard my mother say "Son, are you okay? Do you wanna pray?"

    And that became the hour I first believed


    Next thing you know I'm high and flyin'

    Next thing you know

    My heart is in your hands

    Next thing you know

    There's no denyin'

    Next thing you know I'm a brand new man

    Well, I wish I could say I always stayed right there

    And I did until my freshman year

    But the world was pulling me a long way from thirteen

    And you were calling but I didn't hear

    Still I knew there was something more S

    o, one day my knees hit the dorm room floor

    I said, "If you're there, and if you really care,

    Come and talk to me like I was thirteen."

    Got a picture in my head today of how heaven might look someday

    I see the people there, so I pull up a chair

    And their stories, they blow me away

    'Cause I can see it on every face

    The evidence of grace

    And as I listen it occurs to me

    Everybody's got their own thirteen

    So, what's your story about His glory?

    You gotta find your place in the history of grace

    Yeah, what's your story about His glory?

    Come on and find your place

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