Could you be Messiah?
Gary’s award-winning stage director and friend Freddie Santos loves the Lord and often finds himself talking to Him whenever wherever. Direk Freddie as he is called was at a bar lounge where he was rehearsing a comedy act at a nightclub. It was about 2 p.m. when he felt he needed to write down words that he felt strongly about.
In 17 minutes, Direk Freddie penned Gary’s most endearing inspirational song that would move the hearts of many to know Jesus. Direk Freddie wrote the lyrics with awe as if he was transcribing divine revelation.
Without hesitation, Direk Freddie called Gary out of nowhere and asked if he would consider writing music to a song, Gary said yes. When Direk Freddie arrived at Gary’s house, the first thing that Gary said was that he was really busy. Direk Freddie showed Gary the lyrics and he said nothing.
Gary just sat at the piano and tried a few chords or whatever melody he can make out of the few minutes he can spare. The mood suddenly changed. Gary looked at Direk Freddie and said, “Let’s go upstairs” (Gary’s studio is the attic). It was about 5 p.m when they went up and didn’t come down until it was 5 a.m. Gary practically never left the studio that night and remained with his keyboards.
Gary was so moved to finish writing the music that befits the lyrics, even when his fingers hurt. Gary would prick his fingertips so he could measure his sugar level every now and then. The same fingers would pound the keyboards seconds after, he was just as inspired as Direk Freddie was to the message of the song.
Could you be Messiah? was well written both in lyrics and melody. It’s a beautiful piece recorded in 1991 that is still played and sung all over. Although well known especially among Christians, it takes real talent to interpret the song. The high pitch and vocal aerobics are not easy to cover but when Gary sings the song, you know God hears it.
The song that Freddie Santos wrote can also be somebody else’s prayer. Perhaps you may be struggling with emptiness or loneliness. Take heart for Jesus has overcome all things.
Like Direk Freddie and Gary, all of us were lost at one time or the other and Jesus is indeed the Messiah that can only fill the void in our heart.
Lyrics of the song “Could you be Messiah?” written by Freddie Santos
Could You be healer
To a heart that’s been wounded
In a battle that’s never seen
Could You, be teacher
Are You deliverer
And just one more question
Could You be father
Could You be friend
I heard them all sharing
And just one more question
Allow me this question
Could You be Messiah to me, please be Messiah to me
Now I’ve been looking for someone like You
My mind maybe right but my heart feels so wrong
Are You forgiver
Could You be brother
When all this is over all the thunder and lightning
Could You be Messiah to me (2x)