After the sad news of Prince‘s death yesterday, Apr. 21,2016, we are being reminded of the iconic star’s connection to contemporary Christian music and its artists. One of our Facebook friends, Teena Zeissler Bowman, found this streaming audio of Prince’s cover of Nichole Nordeman‘s “What If” from her 2005 album, Brave. To listen to the Prince/3RDEYEGIRL cover on this page, please click the “play” button above.

“What If” lyrics (click album cover below for purchase):
cover - imageWhat if you’re right?
And He was just another nice guy
What if you’re right?
What if it’s true?
They say the cross
Will only make a fool of you
And what if it’s true?

What if He takes His place in history
With all the prophets and the kings
Who taught us love and came in peace
But then the story ends
What then?

But what if you’re wrong?
What if there’s more?
What if there’s hope
You never dreamed of hoping for?

What if you jump?
And just close your eyes?
What if the arms that catch you
Catch you by surprise?
What if He’s more than enough?
What if it’s love?

What if you dig
What if you dig
Way down deeper than
Your simple-minded friends

What if you dig?
What if you find
A thousand more
Unanswered questions down inside
That’s all you find

What if you pick apart the logic
And begin to poke the holes
What if the crown of thorns is no more
Than folklore that must be told and retold

But what if you’re wrong?
What if there’s more?
What if there’s hope
You never dreamed of hoping for?

What if you jump?
Just close your eyes?
What if the arms that catch you
Catch you by surprise?
What if He’s more than enough?
What if it’s love?

You’ve been running
As fast as you can
And you’ve been looking for a place
You can land so long
But what if you’re wrong?

What if you jump?
And just close your eyes?
What if the arms that catch you
Catch you by surprise?
What if He’s more than enough?
What if it’s love?

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  • Pamala Reed

    Oh, wow! how would have thought that prince would have recorded this? …what if?…