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02. Hope

Closer
by Shawn McDonald



 

You are the lighthouse when Iím lost at sea / You are a language that Iím trying to speak
/ You are the taste that keeps me thirsting / You are the courage, running through my veins / You are
the compass, pointing to a better way / You are a whisper, beckoning me // H-o-p-e, is rising / H-o-p-e,
is on the move / In the air and on the ground, in my head and all around / H-o-p-e, is rising // You are
infectious, Youíre spreading through me / You are the melody that I want to sing / You are the tempo
beating within my chest / It is rising, it is rising / It is rising up


Written by Shawn McDonald and Joy Williams // © 2011 Birdwing Music / Shawn McDonald Music (Admin. at EMICMGPublishing.com) / Sensibility Songs (ASCAP)

Behind the Song:
'Joy is a good writer, and this was my first writing experience with her. We talked about life and the things we were experiencing. I had my guitar, and Joy was at the piano, and we started with this notion that ďHope is rising / Hope is on the move.Ē Then we started structuring the rest of the song around that. We wanted to illustrate God in a different way, with metaphors, analogies, imagery. Thatís the beauty of a good story, like a good book that takes you someplace. You can see it. You can feel it. You can smell it. It pulls you in because you can picture those things. Thatís what we did, trying to come up with verses that would illustrate what God is like in everyday life.' - Shawn

 

 

 

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This Tuesday, September 27, 2022
SINGLES
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This Friday, September 30, 2022
ALBUMS
Avalon Worship Avalon Worship (Expanded Edition) [Red Street]
Cody Carnes God is Good! [Capitol CMG]
The Chitans Shoulder to Shoulder [Horizon]
Disciple Back Again (2003) CD Re-Release [Girder]
Disciple By God (2001) CD Re-Release [Girder]
Disciple This Might Sting A Little CD Re-Release [Girder]
Disciple What Was I Thinking (1995) CD Re-Release [Girder]
JJ Hairston Believe Again [Tribl/JamesTown]
Evvie McKinney Love, Evvie McKinney [Capitol CMG]
Stephen McWhirter If Everything Falls - EP [Lula Street]
Outbreakband JESUS [Integrity]
SEU Worship Heart Cry [Provident]
Shaylee Simeone Streams of Worship EP [Lula Street]
Social Club Misfits Everybody Loves a Comeback Story [Capitol CMG]
WHATUPRG New Hollywood [Reach]
Zach Williams A Hundred Highways [Provident]
Ian Yates Between The Joy And The Sorrow: Part 2 [7Core Music]

SINGLES
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Meredith Andrews Carry The World - Single [Word Worship]
HolyName Creed (ft. Eric Gregson of xDeathstarx) - Single [Facedown]
Ellie Holcomb Sounding Joy - Single [Capitol CMG]
InSalvation Hart vol lof - Single [Integrity]
Kutless Words of Fire - Single [BEC]
Moriah Trust - Single [Cathedral Company]
REVERE Cantarei (Meu Salvador) / Risen Savior (Sing My Soul) [feat. Dwan Hill and Ana Luiza Ferreira Tristao] - Single [Integrity]
Sanctus Real Won't Let Me Go (feat. Francesca Battistelli) - Single [Framework/The Fuel]
Kierra Sheard Miracles (ft. Pastor Mike Jr.) - Single [Karew / RCA]
Justin Warren All Things Well - Single [Radiate]
Emilie Weiss Maybe - Single [BEC]
Brian Courtney Wilson I Will See - Single [Motown Gospel]


Next Friday, October 7, 2022
ALBUMS
Israel & New Breed Worship Anywhere [District 11]
John Marc Kohl Still [The Worship Initiative]
Tasha Cobbs Leonard HYMNS [Motown Gospel]
Zauntee Life I Chose - EP [BEC]

SINGLES
David Dunn Hurt Is - Single [BEC]
TWICE + KingsPorch Yo Declaro a Christo (I Speak Jesus - Spanish) - Single [BEC]
Vineyard Worship Look To Him (I See The Light) - Single [Vineyard]
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