WATCH Lauren Daigle Bring Christian Music to Late Night TV

Christian singer Lauren Daigle made her late night television debut last night on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show. Daigle performed the title track from her new album “Look Up Child”.

“That’s how to do it right there!” Fallon said enthusiastically as he greeted Daigle after she was finished singing.

Accompanied by a band and three backup singers, Daigle wowed the audience with her soulful voice. The song she performed conveys a conversation between a disheartened person and God. Although it doesn’t mention God by name, the implication is there that the songwriter is speaking to God and he is speaking back.

The lyrics for “Look Up Child” are as follows:

Where are You now
When darkness seems to win?
Where are You now
When the world is crumbling?
Oh I, I hear You say
I hear You say
Look up child,
Look up child

Where are You now (where are You?)
When all I feel is doubt?
Oh, where are You now
When I can’t figure it out?
Oh I, I hear You say
I hear You say
Look up child,
Look up

You’re not threatened by the war
You’re not shaken by the storm
I know You’re in control
Even in our suffering
Even when it can’t be seen
I know You’re in control

Oh I, I hear You say
I hear You say
Look up child

As for the intention behind the album, Daigle told Billboard Magazine “I want this to be such a record of joy, such a record of hope, that people experience a childlikeness again.”

Daigle recently weathered criticism for appearing on The Ellen Show, which some construed as an endorsement of the host, Ellen Degeneres’, homosexual lifestyle. Daigle addressed the criticism by saying, “The second we start drawing lines around which people are able to be approached and which aren’t, we’ve already completely missed the heart of God.”

Daigle went on to comment, “I don’t have all the answers in life, but one thing I know is that I can’t choose who I’m supposed to be kind to and who I’m not, because that’s the mission, right? Be who Christ was to everyone as well.”

The reactions to her appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show tell a different story, though. Several people are commenting on the fact that Daigle, an outspoken Christian, is being applauded for her songs, which speak about God, on a majorly popular secular show. A lot of people see this as progress for the cause of Christian music.

Lauren Daigle on Jimmy Fallon

It will be exciting to see what Daigle does next. She has indicated that she would like to work on some cross-over music in an attempt to “reach people that might not have felt that [the Christian genre] was their home before.”