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04. Beautiful (Acoustic)

So Far: Acoustic Sessions
by Bethany Dillon



 

I was so unique
Now I feel skin deep
Count on the makeup to cover it all
Crying myself to sleep
Because I cannot keep their attention
Thought I could be strong
But it’s killing me

Does someone hear my cry
I’m dying for new life

I want to be beautiful
And make you stand in awe
Look inside my heart
And be amazed
I want to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
Just want to be worthy of love
And beautiful

Sometimes I wish I was someone other than me
Fighting to make the mirror happy
Trying to find whatever is missing
Won’t you help me back to glory

You make me beautiful
You make me stand in awe
You step inside my heart
And I am amazed
I love to hear You say
Who I am is quite enough
You make me worthy of love
And beautiful

Written by Bethany Dillon and Ed Cash / Bethany Dillon: Acoustic Guitar / Dan Needham: Drums / Calvin Turner: Bass / Ben Shive: Piano / Ed Cash: Wurli, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming, Synth / Background Vocals: Bethany Dillon, Ed Cash / ©2004 EMI CMG Music Publishing / Alletrope Music (BMI)

Behind the Song:
'I wrote this song following a series of talks with my youth group about what it is to be a woman—how we reflect God’s glory and what our hearts desire most. “Beautiful” was both easy and tough to write. Easy because I fight those battles almost every second—“Am I enough? Do they think I’m beautiful?” – tough because it was almost shameful to admit those are often my thoughts and fears. Though it’s not something neatly packaged that I can cure, my heart is deeply burdened to just be in the struggle alongside women… to feel vulnerable together… to win the battles together… to finally come to understand that we are intensely pursued by the Strong and Rescuing Jesus—what we have wanted all along.' - Bethany Dillon

 

 

 

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