Gospel A Cappella Group’s Chilling Rendition Of “I Shall Know Him” Will Bring Y’all To Your Knees

While on tour, gospel a cappella group The Ball Brothers, have limited space to rehearse. They end up using the motel gym because of good acoustics and large space.

Introducing the song, one of the brothers says, “this is the workout room at the motel, but this is where we are working out an a cappella arrangement.”  They posted the video as a warm-up for their gig later that night to see how fans felt about the song, and now it has over 3.2 million views on their Facebook page! 

They begin singing in unison, and it’s pretty good, but when they sing their four-part harmonies, we are blown away! Even though they are only four voices, it sounds like an entire choir is singing.

Their unique arrangement of the gospel classic is absolutely stunning and has us begging for more songs like this

The Ball Brothers consist of two brothers, Andrew and Daniel Ball, their brother-in-law Chad McCloskey and close friend Jon Epley.  The four-some travels all over the world to sing their version of Christian and Gospel music.

I Shall Know Him” was written by Fanny Crosby, the blind author who penned over 8,000 hymns in the nineteenth century.  While she was in New York one day, she was sitting with her friend John R. Sweney having a chat. He asked her if she thought they will recognize their friends when they get to Heaven. Her response was,

“You wonder how an old lady who has been blind all her life could even recognize one person, let along her Lord and Savior. Well I’ve given it a lot of thought and I don’t think I’ll have a problem…I’m going to look around and when I see the one who I think is my Savior, I’m going to walk up to Him and say, ‘May I see your hands?’ When I see nail prints in the hands of my Savior, then I’ll know I’ve found my Jesus.” 

The next day, the two wrote the gospel hymn together.

Watch The Ball Brothers’ chilling version of “I Shall Know Him” below! 


When my life’s work is ended and I cross the swelling tide
When the bright and glorious morning I shall see
I shall know my Redeem when I reach the other side
His smile will be the first to welcome me

I shall know Him, I shall know Him
And redeemed by His side I shall stand
I shall know Him, I shall know Him
By the print of the nails in His hand

Oh, the soul thrilling rapture when I view His blessed face
And the luster of His kindly beaming eye
How my heart will praise Him for His mercy and His grace
That prepared for me a mansion in the sky

Through the gates of the city in a robe of spotless white
He will lead me where no tears will ever fall
In the glad song of ages I will mingle with delight
But I long to see my Saviour first of all

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