'Together' Steven Curtis Chapman Performance From Gaither Studios

'Together' Steven Curtis Chapman Performance From Gaither Studios

Steven Curtis Chapman delivers a moving performance of his song ‘Together’ at Gaither Studios in Alexandria, Indiana. The lyrics of this poignant love song are so touching and powerful, and really make you feel the emotions behind the music.

“Here we stand, here we are
With all our wounds and battle scars
From all the storms and all the wars we’ve weathered together
We had no way of knowing when
We started way back there and then
How the road would twist and turn and bend
We just knew we belonged together

And if it wasn’t for God’s mercy and His grace
There’s no way we would be standing in this place
But because He has been faithful
Every step along the way
Here we are together”

While you listen to Steven Curtis Chapman play the delicate melody on the piano and sing the beautiful lyrics of ‘Together,’ it can make you get a little misty-eyed. Especially when you know about the experience that birthed this song.

After the death of their little girl, Maria, Chapman’s wife, Mary Beth, wanted to tear down their house. She wanted to destroy the place where their daughter had died and build something new in its place.

While their house was getting demolished, Chapman saw that his wife was in tears. "She said, 'I'm crying because this is what happened on May 21, but I'm just getting to see it in a tangible, physical way,'" Steven recalls. "Our house was destroyed, and it was violent, and it was devastating, and it was left rubble. But somehow, being able to see it in a real physical, tangible way, it helped us touch bottom and realize that there was a bottom. It wasn't a black hole where we just keep falling, falling and falling."

Steven used that part of his family’s story as a testimony in his song ‘Together’ about how God brings us through the fire. "I really believe that God is going to tell a story, and there are some unimaginable chapters that come into our lives — cancer, thinking you're going to lose a child, maybe even losing a child,” Chapman says. "Yet, if I believe anything I've ever sung and written songs about, it's that it's going somewhere. Maybe it's going to make a lot less sense in my Southern Baptist upbringing of God-loves-you-and-has-a-wonderful-plan-for-your-life: It's a lot bigger and messier than that. It might get way uglier than you thought, but there's a story that's unfolding in the midst of all this, and, ultimately, God's going to unfold an amazing, beautiful epic."

What a blessing it is to see how Steven Curtis Chapman can take the hardships and tragedies that he has faced and continue to use his story to remind others of God’s mercy, grace and faithfulness in his songs!

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