Whitney Houston - I Didn’t Know My Own Strength Lyrics and Video

I Didn’t Know My Own Strength by Whitney Houston, Music Lyrics and Video

I Didn’t Know My Own Strength is the first single by R&B recording artist Whitney Houston, from her seventh studio album, “I Look to You“, which was released September 1, 2009 by long-term record label Arista in association with J Records.
The song was written by legendary songwriter Diane Warren and produced by David Foster.

Here you can listen the song, this is a live performance video.

Whitney Houston - I Didn’t Know My Own Strength Lyrics

Lost touch with my soul
I had no where to turn
I had no where to go
Lost sight of my dream,
Thought it would be the end of me
I thought I’d never make it through
I had no hope to hold on to,
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

Found hope in my heart,
I found the light to life
My way out the dark
Found all that I need
Here inside of me
I thought I’d never find my way
I thought I’d never lift that weight
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

There were so many times I
Wondered how I’d get through the night I
Thought took all I could take

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

33 Responses to “Whitney Houston - I Didn’t Know My Own Strength Lyrics and Video”

  1. tyrone Says:

    she is really back lots of progress has been made…..don’t give up whitney Cause i I won’t give up on you…..I loved you then, I will love you, I have been saving all my love for you and I still love you….Most of all, The most holy High God Loves you for ever and ever… I am one of the biggest fans of yours every since I was in hight school. I have always had faith that God would have brought out of what you had to go through in the spotlight of Judgemental people. we all have our ups and downs……please pray for me cause I myself need prayers in my life. THANK YOU, WHITNEY AND MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU

  2. DLW Says:

    Whitney, the legend, the Icon, the Diva! She is making her way back to the top. I love this song, it’s powerful, it has Whitney written all over it. I await the release of “I Look To You” because I look to Whitney for inspiration. I am so excited that my girl is coming back. Whitney, may the peace of God be with you always.

  3. ronnyboy Says:

    Wow - what a powerful song. The voice of Whitney is as good as its ever been and it is truly inspirational.The girl is back better than ever and with the grace of God she will stay where she has always belonged - at the very top. Whitney - keep the faith and keep believing in yourself for you have made it through the rain and the sun is about to shine on you again. I will pray for you, peace and love to you always

  4. TYork Says:

    I think she has a ways to go. Definitely not the old Whitney but I do hear progress. Was not as polished as I would’ve expected or wanted it to be. Great potential, a little more work could’ve went a long way. However I love Whitney & always will love her. I’m definitely a fan!!!!

  5. Reggie Hicks Says:

    wow what can I say… my wife!!!Ms. Houston Iam so proud of you this song remind me when I fell in Love with you as a high school boy back in the days..I started singing and knowing my own strength when stated singing the greatest love off all. I just want you to know I am so proud of this new cd. and cant wait to see you live in concert in Atlanta!!!!

  6. Jewels Says:

    Whitney girl ….Will Will Will…….i knew the day would come again, what God instill into you no thang can asunder. I have always been a fan, so i listen and do You tube of your concerts, especially the Classic Whitney, now that is a whole lot of sanging. Yes it is good to hear you again. My grandmother used to say stand still so i’m happy you took you time with your come back (album) cd. Some times it takes a day and a half to bake a good cake because you have to let the butter melt, and sift the flour. May the Grace and Mercy of our creator never leave you


  7. Tammy Says:

    This is awesome. I know there are many looking to you to be the “old” Whitney that we once knew, but you are so much more and I am so happy to hear the power in your words. You voice is divine and you are an inspiration to so many–me included.

    Keep putting one foot in front of the other and live each day.

    Goddess Bless you,

    Tammy - A fovever fan.

  8. Rhonda Says:

    Wow, Inspiring. Welcome back Whitney.

  9. sam Says:


    i have been waiting PATIENTLY for your return. God has shown you favor. May God continue to keep you in perfect peace and health. whitney…..always remember “no weapons formed against YOU will prevail.”

    one of your BIGGEST FANS. I AM SAM

  10. Trish Says:

    The first time I heard this song I was sitting in a bar , it was being performed by a drag queen. I got all teary- eyed… The drag queen was saying that Whitney is back… this song is very inspirational and I love it…I would listen to it everyday… its a motivator. You go Whitney! Proud of you!

  11. Michelle Says:

    I saw Whitney in Ohio (1985) when she was only about 23 years old. And baby, she’s still got it!! !!!

    BTW I love the new cuts: Million Dollar & I look to you…. because when the melodies are gone.. in you I hear a song

    Whatch her on Oprah’s premier show this month. Whitney is going to turn it out!!


  12. Jackie . Says:

    Whitney, Whitney, Whitney!!!! I’ve feel every lyric and versoe of this song girl!!!! God is such a Great God full of grace and mercy. Everyday new grace and mercy. I’ve always prayed for you because I saw the call and anointing that God has on your life.

    This song “I didn’t know my own strength” woke me up and let me see how I was forgetting myself, how I got lost in my marriage, kids and ministry. It has to be a balance. I so greatful to God for loving us like he does. I’m a 45 yr. old woman getting ready to take this gift of song and use it for God’s glory. Please keep me lifted up in prayer as I do as God has ordained me to do.

    You keep on being blessed and keep yourself around positive people. God has given you a 2nd chance to do His will. Love you girl!!! And I’m so proud of you.


  13. roger Says:

    well you are back-i remember the bodyguard…the songs you sang related to my life and so does this one…thanks..your biggest fan-always

  14. Donna Cooper Says:

    Having gone through domestic Violence this song helps me to keep my face forward and not look back. I guess I’m still working on my strength, because I may go back, but sometimes I miss what was back there, or think it could get better,NAH! It won’t! See I’m getting strength. A few more replays of this song, and prayer…I’ll know it for sure!

  15. jimmy b Says:

    im so glad whitney is back ,shes back on top where she should be,i love the new sound

  16. isaiah Says:

    gods grace is so amazing. somehow god is able to see us through the worst of our mistakes. just like he has with whitney. i thank god for your deliverance. i just pray that you will break through far enough to be a witness in spirit and in truth. you owe god your all. not just the things you are comfortable with giving him. give him your whole heart mind soul. live holy and above reproach. thats what god wants from you and every one he allows to survive like you have. sing for god and his kingdom. put him first and he will satisfy you. i love you whitney and will always pray for you. you must make it into gods kingdom.

  17. Toni Says:

    I thank God that He has given you the wisdom to make Him your life. I have always wanted to do a gospel album with you and I trust that after the healing of my vocal cords, this too shall come to pass. I thank God for your family being a support system for you and I look forward to many more of your testimonies through song. May God continue to bless,keep, and favour you Ms. Houston.

  18. PETER Says:

    God is Great,….. It was when I lost my hopes that you came with great power to lift my hopes high through your two songs; I look To You and I didn’t know my strength. I thank you a heap and thank God too for saving a Great name “WHITNEY”. I love you Whitney and forever you remain my motivator. I wish you a long journey of success. Your fan who is In Kenya.

  19. Feras,Syria Says:

    I’ve always knew that she is the one of all voices. so much love in the pure hearted voice that makes you imagine Bar tracks in your mind.
    So thank you GOD for giving beautiful voice to a Beautiful Whitney.
    Here in Syria..you’re the 5-stars artist.
    god bless you.

  20. kirstin Says:

    Whitney she is such a pretty woman and that song just blew me away i love here and her beautiful voice keep going Whitney we have all got your back

  21. Hiten Luther King Says:

    Whitney,you really touch my heart.Your powerful words shares the same meaning with what i guess is in your heart.Falling does not mean the end of you but it might be the start of a new start.Hold on to yourself because i believe within you lies the greatest strength for you and yourself a lone to put into use.Be strong always dear.God bless you

  22. Nthabiseng Moroane Says:

    I’m glad my younger sister can get to experience Whitney for herself! Every young woman needs a bit of Whitney in her life. And for her to come back with such inspirational songs: I prayed for her recovery and it truly brings me to tears to see that she’s back and still beautiful. God bless Whitney!!!

  23. Francesca Paul Says:

    Il n’y a pas que sa voix qui m’interesse, mais en lisant ses deboires on peut tirer des lecons c’est vaiement une femme courageuse, forte j’ai ecoute i look to yoo j’ai pleure de joie de la voir retourner mais aussi de ses peines, bon pour I Didn’t Know My Own Strength AMA mon Dieu je ne sais quoi dire. Je dis merci a Dieu pour elle seul lui qui peut faire Withney ce qu’elle est today chaque femme a besoin un peu d’elle pour surmonter les mauvais moment de la vie. j’adore Withney elle chante avec elle meme, elle est forte bonne chance que Dieu te benisse.

  24. kevin thio Says:

    shine ever brigther… this song has touched me deeply. thanks.

  25. valerie Says:

    i listen to this song almost everyday its a powerful song . i love it god bless you and your family.keep lifting our heads up thank you for your voice.

  26. Annie Says:

    I didn’t know my own strength was playing on the radio while I was on my way to work. I could barely see because of the tears coming from my eyes. So many people can relate to the words of that some. I know that it touched me. Stay strong Whitney. You are a great artist. Remember, God is with you.

  27. Zoi Says:

    A singer at my school (Anatolia) sang this song on the Christmas concert

  28. Luchi Says:

    the song is really great. you just proved that you are a truly best international singer…keep inspiring all your fans, especially here in the Philippines. Mahal ka ng mga Pinoy!!!!!

  29. Jenny Says:

    The track “i look to you” is such a powerful track,it shows that there is no existance without God.We all need to continually look up to HIM.Whitney,keep it up, the Lord is your strength cuz your/our strength is nothing compare to God’s strength.Welcome back girl!

  30. art Says:

    Whitney, you are the best

    Our Diva.

    we love you so much.

    Mozambique, Africa

  31. Busi Says:

    I just love her with all of my heart,she speaks to my soul will never ever give up on you Whitney…keep up the good work,South Africa.Gauteng,Johannesburg

  32. Trudy Dunlop Says:

    So good to see Whitney Houston back..and wow..what an incredibly inspirational song..love it!

  33. Makaila Says:

    Boom saahkalka boom boom, problem solved.

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