List of songs Joseph Habedank has written

Last updated: November 11, 2010.

Joseph Habedank grew up in Xenia, Ohio, singing with his mother and siblings in a family singing group. He joined the Perrys in fall 2003. The Perrys quickly became one of Southern Gospel’s favorite group, winning awards and charting radio hits right and left. Quietly at first, and more notably since, Habedank has grown into one of Southern Gospel’s foremost singer-songwriters.

Habedank’s first major group cut was “What a God” on the Perrys’ Life of Love (2004). He has gone from there to writing the 2010 Singing News Fan Awards Song of the Year, “If You Knew Him,” with co-writer Rodney Griffin.

In February 2009, SouthernGospelBlog.com published the first version of this chart. At the time, Habedank had 27 published songs, and “If You Knew Him” was merely an uncut entry quietly sitting in the list. After the Perrys cut it later in 2009, on Almost Morning, it became a #1 hit on the Singing News charts (in December 2009) and the 2010 Singing News Fan Awards Song of the Year.

Year Song Writers Cuts Chart Action, Honors

2008 All You Need When You Need It Joseph David Edward Habedank, James Martin Funderburk Karen Peck & New River (Ephesians One, 2008); Dora Pop (Who Am I, 2008), Lauren Talley (Songs in the Night, 2010)

2009 Almost Morning Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Perrys (Almost Morning, 2009)

2009 Back to Grace Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Charles Ross (Higher Expectations, 2009), Statement of Faith (Statement of Faith, 2010), Derek Collins (Pray Without Ceasing, 2010)

Cross Became My Saving Grace Joseph David Edward Habedank, Dianne Wilkinson

2008 Delilah Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt C,S&K (Perfect Combination, 2008), Brandon Andrews (2009)

2010 Dreaming Wide Awake Joseph David Edward Habedank Derek Collins (Pray Without Ceasing, 2010)

2009 Dying Is a Day Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Perrys (Almost Morning, 2009)

2010 Footprints On the Water Joseph David Edward Habedank, Dianne Wilkinson Gold City (2010)

2007 Givin’ in to Givin’ Up Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Greenes (Far Down the Road, 2007), Renaissance Quartet (2009)

2008 God’s Already There Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt C,S&K (Perfect Combination, 2008), Charles Ross (Higher Expectations, 2009), Joyful Hearts (Washed, 2009), Harvest Gold (2010)

2010 Grace Doesn’t Remember Joseph David Edward Habedank, Kelly K. Garner, Amy Sue Keffer Perrys (Blue Skies, 2010)

2007 Grip of Grace Joseph David Edward Habedank, Leah Sandlin Perrys (Look No Further, 2007)

2006 He Forgot Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Perrys (Come Thirsty, 2006), Lifeway Worship – Choral (I Still Believe, 2008) SN Single: #3

2008 He Got Up Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Dills (Story of a Lifetime, 2008)

2007 Holding On to Me Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Perrys (Look No Further, 2007)

Holy All Over Again Joseph David Edward Habedank, Sue C. Smith

2010 I Knew it Was Him Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Statement of Faith (Statement of Faith, 2010)

2009 I Know Where He Lives Joseph David Edward Habedank, Rodney Paul Griffin Inspirations (The Son Came Down, 2009)

I’m Not a Failure Joseph David Edward Habedank, Rodney Paul Griffin

If I Know Him Joseph David Edward Habedank, Rodney Paul Griffin

2009 If You Knew Him Joseph David Edward Habedank, Rodney Paul Griffin Perrys (Almost Morning, 2009); New Way Quartet (So Saved, 2010), Morning Baptist Church Choir (Loving the Lamb, 2010) SN Single (Perrys): #1 (December 2009), 2010 Singing News Fan Awards Song of the Year

2010 If You Take Me You’re Taking J[esus] Joseph David Edward Habedank, Jim Wagy Derek Collins (Pray Without Ceasing, 2010)

2006 Livin’ Askin’ Walkin’ Joseph David Edward Habedank, Michaela Brown Browns (Hope, 2006) SN Single: #75

2007 Lost and Found Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Driven (2008), David Griffis (Lost and Found, 2009)

Mary’s Wish Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt

2010 Next Door Savior Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Proclaimers Quartet (Something Old, Something New, 2010)

Nobody Like Jesus Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt

2006 Not Anymore Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Gold City (Revival, 2006), Renaissance Quartet (2009)

Ordinary Man Joseph David Edward Habedank, Joel Edward Lindsey

2010 Pray Without Ceasing Joseph David Edward Habedank Derek Collins (Pray Without Ceasing, 2010)

2007 Product of Love Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Perrys (Look No Further, 2007), Blue Ridge Quartet (Product of Love, 2007, New Life Trio (Product of Love, 2006)

2010 Sounds Good to Me Joseph David Edward Habedank, Sue C. Smith Perrys (Blue Skies, 2010)

2009 Stone’s Throw Away Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Inspirations (The Son Came Down, 2009)

Sweet Peace Joseph David Edward Habedank, Rebecca J. Peck

That’s What Comes From Love Joseph David Edward Habedank, Dianne Wilkinson

2010 That’s What I Love About Him Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt The Hoppers (2011)

2010 That’s Why I Call it Home Joseph David Edward Habedank Charles Ross (Higher Expectations, 2009), Inspirations (On the Sunrise Side, 2010)

2007 The Biggest Step Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Brian Free & Assurance (Real Faith, 2007)

2009 The Potter Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt David Griffis (Lost and Found, 2009), The Inspirations (The Son Came Down, 2009), The Diplomats (2010)

2009 The Rock Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Crist Family (Declaration, 2009), New Life Trio (Product of Love, 2006), Under Grace (Looking Ahead, 2008) SN Single (New Life Trio); did not chart; SN Single (Crist Family): #35

2008 The Rose Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Inspirations (How Great It Is, 2008), Unity 4 (2010) SN Single: #4

2008 The Tree Joseph David Edward Habedank, Leah Sandlin Dora Pop (Who am I), Standing Still (When I Speak Your Name, 2010)

2008 Tired of Running Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Dills (Story of a Lifetime, 2008) SN Single: #38

2009 Turnin’ Loose Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Kingdom Heirs (When You Look at Me, 2009)

2009 Washed Joseph David Edward Habedank Down East Boys (One Day, 2009), David Griffis (Lost and Found, 2009), Joyful Hearts (Washed, 2009), Washed (Three For One, 2010)

2006 Weary at the Well Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Mark Trammell Trio (Once Upon a Cross, 2006)

2004 What a God Joseph David Edward Habedank, Joel Edward Lindsey Perrys (Life of Love, 2004)

What I Lost in the Flood Joseph David Edward Habedank, Lindsay Bowman Habedank

2008 When I Speak Your Name Joseph David Edward Habedank, Michael Wayne Haun, Lyn Lorae Rowell C,S&K (Perfect Combination, 2008), Greater Love (Soul Searching, 2009), Standing Still (When I Speak Your Name, 2010), Southern Salvation (Straight From the Heart, 2010), Jaidyn’s Call (2010)

2006 When Jesus Prays Joseph David Edward Habedank, Matthew Dustan Holt Perrys (Come Thirsty, 2006)

2009 Why We Came Here Joseph David Edward Habedank, Nicholas Trammell Brandon Andrews (2009), The Trammells (2010)

With Just a Little Joseph David Edward Habedank, Rodney Paul Griffin

2010 You’ll Find Me There Joseph David Edward Habedank, Scotty Inman Triumphant Quartet (Love Came Calling, 2010)