Heaven Is The Face

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I was getting caught up on my reader feeds today and found this article on StereoTruth.net. I have no idea what this song will sound like, but the lyrics are sure to go right to the heart strings. Below are the lyrics (as posted on StereoTruth.net) to the new song by Steven Curtis Chapman. According to their site, it is set to hit the radio November 3rd. Something tells me there was real healing in this for Steven Curtis Chapman. Something also tells me there will be healing for many, many others as well.

Heaven Is The Face by Steven Curtis Chapman

Heaven is the face of a little girl
With dark brown eyes
That disappear when she smiles
Heaven is the place
Where she calls my name
Says, “daddy please come play with me for awhile”

God, I know, it’s all of this and so much more
But God, You know, that this is what I’m aching for God,
You know, I just can’t see beyond the door
So right now Heaven is the sound of her breathing deep
Lying on my chest, falling fast asleep while I sing
And Heaven is the weight of her in my arms
Being there to keep her safe from harm while she dreams

And God, I know, it’s all of this and so much more
But God, You know, that this is what I’m longing for God,
You know, I just can’t see beyond the door
But in my mind’s eye I can see a place
Where Your glory fills every empty space

All the cancer is gone
Every mouth is fed
And there’s no one left in the orphans’ bed
Every lonely heart finds their one true love
And there’s no more goodbye
And no more not enough
And there’s no more enemy (no more)

Heaven is a sweet, maple syrup kiss
And a thousand other little things I miss with her gone
Heaven is the place where she takes my hand
And leads me to You
And we both run into Your arms

Oh God, I know, it’s so much more than I can dream
It’s far beyond anything I can conceive
So God, You know, I’m trusting You until I see Heaven in the face of my little girl

6 thoughts on “Heaven Is The Face

  1. Don’t know if you’ve heard it yet but it’s really raw musically … probably the rawest he’s ever released as a single. Just his vocals, guitar, some strings and a heavy bass line. I heard it today for the first time.

  2. I heard this song the other day while driving to work the other evening. A truly beautiful, raw song that went straight to my heart.

  3. I heard this song while driving today, I was literally bawling my eyes out in 5oclock traffic..amazing lyrics, no words to describe just what I felt…could not wait to get home and be with my children, my blessings. God bless you all.

  4. I started crying just reading the lyrics, I am afraid what will happen when I hear it. That is a pain I cannot imagine, with a hope beyond my comprehension. Just think about that – SCC is saying he cognitively is aware that heaven is even more than this, but right now this is all he can even dream of understanding. Very humbling. I find myself truly contrite and repentant at the things I constantly struggle to surrender to God when he has given me and others this to look forward to. But mostly I am glad for his own sake that Steven was able to pen this – it means he is surviving, in a place so many of us I think would fail.

  5. I just heard this song while waiting in the car line to pick up my 5 yr old…it caught me off guard with no tissues…the song is so beautiful…you can feel his pain, his hope and most of all his love for his daughter and his savior! I almost felt as though I was intruding on their privacy by listening – which shows how transparent this song is…no words to describe but sure made me hold my little one closer when we got home!

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