LoveMusic! – 4Him – “Real Thing”

4Him – 25th Anniversary Tour “Real Thing”

4Him  (L-R) Marty Magehee, Andy Chrisman, Kirk Sullivan, Mark Harris

July 9, 2017

For many years 4Him blessed us with great music. In fact, more than 25 years of great music! 

In November of 2015, my daughter Hannah surprised me with tickets to their last tour together, their “25th Anniversary Tour.” What a joy it was to be there, hearing my favorite group of all time, sharing songs that I had listened to, probably in all of those 25 years. 

In fact, when my four kids were older (Josh Ben, Hannah, and Christen), I heard them make comments about our family car travel times, listening to 4Him CDs. (And probably cassette tapes before then.)

Their song “Real Thing“, really strikes at the heart of the matter, when we think about the world we live in, the people around us, and how we all need Jesus. He is the real thing.

Be blessed in your listening, as your heart catches the message, while your spirit longs to see the world…come to Jesus.

Jesus – the Real Thing.

Shalom my friends,

Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

P.S. The YouTube recording you are about to hear is from that 25th Anniversary Tour itself. Hannah, Ben and I were also able to receive “pre-show” interview tickets with the guys when someone wasn’t able to attend, and thus we got great seats near the front. My Canon SureShot camera had a workout, recording many videos and still shots during the interview time and concert that followed. 

Enjoy the love that comes through the lyrics.

Video recorded by Steve Martin – Nov. 1, 2015 in Columbia, SC

Photos from the concert (screenshots from the video above)





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The Ride (4Him album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ride
Studio album by 4Him
Released 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Christian Pop
Length 44:04
Label Benson
Producer Don Koch, Michael OmartianPeter Wolf
4Him chronology
The Season of Love
The Ride
The Message
The Ride is the fifth studio album of the Contemporary Christian group 4Him. It was released on Benson Records.[1]
The NES game Sunday Funday contains a karaoke version of the song Ride Of Life.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Wings” (Mark Harris, Don Koch) – 3:58
  2. “The Nature of Love” (Steve Camp, Harris, Michael Omartian) – 3:32
  3. “For Future Generations” (Dave Clark, Harris, Koch) – 4:49
  4. “Shelter In the Rain” (Harris, Marty Magehee) – 3:48
  5. “Between You And Me” (Harris, Koch, Peter Wolf) – 4:33
  6. “Real Thing” (Clark, Harris, Koch) – 4:26
  7. “Ride Of Life” (Harris, Koch) – 4:38
  8. “As Long As My Heart Knows It’s You” (Clark, Harris, Koch) – 4:16
  9. “What Do I Know” (Jeff Silvey, Billy Simon) – 3:51
  10. “Love Finds You” (Harris, Koch) – 6:00



  • Andy Chrisman: lead vocals (1, 3, 6, 10), backing vocals
  • Mark Harris: lead vocals (5, 7, 10), backing vocals
  • Marty Magehee: lead vocals (4, 9), backing vocals
  • Kirk Sullivan: lead vocals (1, 2, 8, 10), backing vocals
  • Vocal arrangements on tracks #3, 7, 8 & 9 by Don Koch & 4Him.


“Real Thing”

I can dream about Heaven
Constantly both day and night
I can let my mind drift away
To a better place, a better time

Though there’s nothing wrong
With thinking about
Forever by and by
All the while millions are still
Searching for a light

Maybe it is time we take a look
At here and now
Maybe we can change the destiny
Of a world that’s crying out

For the truth we take for granted
Is too often left unsaid
We can get so Heaven minded
That sometimes we forget

That we’re living in a real world
With real hurt and real pain
And all we really need is the real thing

When we look beyond our circumstances
And face reality
We’ll realize that all we really need
Is just to see

Jesus in a real world

There are days when I look around
And I feel like hope is gone
There are times my heart is torn between
Who is right and what is wrong

There are causes I believe in
There are things I’ll never change
But I’m finding all that matters
Is there’s just one truth
One truth that remains


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Read more: 4 Him – Real Thing Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

YouTube video published on Nov 2, 2015

4Him -25th Anniversary Tour “Real Thing” – Columbia, SC 11.01.15
Irmo, SC – Riverlands Baptist Church

Videos filmed and shared by Steve Martin – to give appreciation to and love for those we support, through Love For His People, Inc.

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, the ministry is a growing, effective outreach. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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