David Phelps’ Powerful Rendition of “End of the Beginning” – Live Performance

This is a beautiful solo performance of David Phelps of the song he wrote “End of the Beginning.” It showcased David’s storytelling brilliance in a song. With every word he sings, it really makes the song connect with the audience and conveys the wonderful message about Jesus. He has such an amazing gift of music. No wonder he is one of the most acclaimed gospel singers in this age. Be blessed!

About David Phelps

David Phelps is a singer, songwriter, and keyboardist known in the Christian music sphere as a popular solo artist and as a tenor for the Gaither Vocal Band (1998-2005, 2009-2017) graduate from Baylor University, David Phelps is credited among today’s most spectacular voices. David’s seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world’s most prestigious venues. As a solo artist, he received 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night to add to his many awards and honors.

The End of the Beginning Lyrics

David Phelps

I was takin’ a trip on a plane the other day
Just wishing that I could get out.
When the man next to me saw the book in my hand
And asked me what it was about.
So I settled back in my seat-
“A best seller, ” I said.
“A history, a mystery in one.”
And then I opened up the book and began to read
From Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

He was born of a virgin one holy night
In the little town of Bethlehem.
Angels gathered round him underneath the stars
Singing praises to the great I Am.


He walked on the water, healed the lame and made the blind to see again.
And for the first time here on earth we learned that God could be a friend.
And though he never ever did a single thing wrong
The angry crowd chose him. And then he walked down the road
And died on the cross and that was the end of the beginning.

“That’s not a new book that’s a bible, ” he said, “and I’ve heard it all before.
I’ve tried religion- its shame and guilt and I don’t need it anymore.
It’s superstition, made up tales and just to help the weak to survive.”
“Let me read it again, ” I said, “listen closely, ’cause this is gonna change your life.

He was born of a virgin one holy night
In the little town of Bethlehem.
Angels gathered round him underneath the stars
Singing praises to the great I Am.
He walked on the water, healed the lame and made the blind to see again.
And for the first time here on earth we learned that God could be a friend.
And though he never ever did a single thing wrong
The angry crowd chose him. And then he walked down the road
And died on the cross and that was the end of the beginning.

“The end of the beginning, ” he said with a smile.
“What more could there be? He’s dead.
You said they hung him, put nails in His hands
And a crown of thorns on His head.”
I said, “I’ll read it again but this time there’s more,
And I believe that this is true.
His death wasn’t the end, the beginning of life
That’s completed in you.
Don’t you see he did all this for you!

“He was born of a virgin one holy night
In the little town of Bethlehem
All the angles singing praises to the great I am
He walked on the water, healed the lame,
And made the blind to see
(And for the first time here on earth)


Did you know that God could be a friend.
Tho He never ever did a single thing wrong,
He was the one the crowd chose.
Then he walked and he died but
Three days later
Th ree days later
Three days later
He rose!Three days later he rose!
You see he came, he lived, and he died.
But that was the end of the beginning.

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: David Phelps

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5 Comments on “David Phelps’ Powerful Rendition of “End of the Beginning” – Live Performance

  1. The Gaithers have continually found musicians and voice artists that are unparalleled throughout the USA. I sure pray that this group has thought of and planned for the continuance of this organization in case of a death of its leader.

  2. They must, there is too much talent here to just die with the creators. Think of the amount of knowledge that would be lost with the two very talented Gaithers alone. What a travesty and a waste that would be, however they cannot ever be completely duplicated.

  3. I found David by my friend after my brother died suddenly,he was my Rock we talked on the phone amost every night ,he lived in Florida and I in Mi. I could not believe he was gone I cried at the drop of a hat ,I was left to be the last one in my family, all gone,then my friend told me of the song GOING HOME,oh my gosh I play it all the time ,he made me realize God needed him more then me! I love DAVID HE IS TOTALLY A SINGER FROM GOD, Now I play his cd in my car while I do my errands ,and I cry but it is easier now since I know. He was in so much pain and GOD needed him to go home. THANK YOU DAVID FOR MSKING ME STONG.

  4. We became acquainted with David Phelps during the pandemic listening to The Gaithers on cable television. BEING IN MINISTRY 60 YEARS and my husband classically trained we loved this music…so well done.
    Truly, David has a unique gift & he & his family have made wise choices over the years to help him grow into the humble man of God he is.
    Presently his DVD’s presently prepare us for bedtime. We go to bed “with a song in our heart.” The End of the beginning is one of our favorites.

  5. I get chills every time I hear him sing this song and fell in love with his voice, the minute I heard it. It truly is a gift from God.

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