“STAND” by the Newsboys is the DC Talk Reunion We’ve Been Waiting for

The band is back together, well… almost! Newsboys and TobyMac have collaborated for a new version of the ballad, STAND and it’s giving us flashbacks to the 90’s when DC Talk was in its prime. This new song asks the hard-hitting question, “What am I standing for?”

If you’ve ever wondered that same thing, take heart – you’re in good company. When asked about the reason for the song, Michael Tait said in an interview with The Christian Beat,

“We tried to write a song that speaks to the very purpose and mission of every human. Let’s face it, I am a man of color, and people are trying to tell us black and white can’t get along. So, when people ask you ‘where do you stand?’ we hopefully say that it lies within. To also have our longtime friend and brother Toby join us on the single is such a blessing.  It feels like such an anthem for today and we hope it affects the listener as we intended.”

So the next time you listen to this anthem, let the words encourage and empower you to stand for Christ.

I’m gonna stand
In a world that’s breaking
For a truth unchanging
I’m not ashamed, I’ve considered the cost
I’ll stay right here at the foot of the cross
And stand”

“They can call me a fool or stubborn for following You
For trusting without any proof
But I’ve seen You here through it all

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Joseph John DeMasi
Joseph John DeMasi
February 3, 2022 7:33 pm

That a awesome song the world needs to hear that

February 3, 2022 11:15 pm

I love this! I have been a DC Talk fan since their beginning. I love their song ” Colored People”. God created a tapestry of people and if we could embrace and understand each other… instead of focusing on separation, this world would be a better place! Probably won’t happen until we get to Heaven though. 🙁

Isabel Castillo
Isabel Castillo
February 3, 2022 7:04 pm


LOVE doesn’t see Color.

God hates Partiality and prejudices

Dion Richardson
Reply to  Isabel Castillo
February 4, 2022 1:12 pm

I don’t quite agree that love doesn’t see color, I believe it celebrates ALL colors. God made us different for a reason and we should celebrate the unity of our diversity. 1 Corinthians 12: There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message… Read more »

February 3, 2022 7:26 pm

Just started listening to Christian music 10 years so never heard the original but this is super! Anything by the Newsboys or Toby Mac is blessed!

Kathryn Deherrera
Kathryn Deherrera
February 3, 2022 7:28 pm

That’s an awesome song stand news boys welcome back amen

Mary l Lowery
Mary l Lowery
February 3, 2022 8:08 pm

Love it! Lifted my weary heart to be courageous. Thank you.

Doris Montrond
Doris Montrond
February 4, 2022 9:06 am

Love it just was sharing how this world was getting to me

deborah l donker
deborah l donker
February 4, 2022 10:04 am

Fantastic song

Dion Richardson
February 4, 2022 1:13 pm

I always love a collab with Toby and Tait!!! DC Talk fan since since the beginning!!! I got to hang out with them a few times when I was in college.

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