Posted on Monday, Jan 11, 2021 by K-LOVE Staff

Steven Curtis Chapman "A Desperate Benediction"

Like many others watching on January 6, @Steven Curtis Chapman was downhearted by the scenes of chaos unfolding at the United States Capitol.

The singer/songwriter was moved by the day's events and did what he does best, releasing an inspiring new song, "A Desperate Benediction," along with a live performance video.

"Words can’t describe the sadness that I feel as I watch the events currently unfolding in our country," Chapman shared on social media. "I'm so heavy-hearted at the brokenness and division that we are witnessing and experiencing in our world today, and I am processing in the way most natural to me as a singer-songwriter: with a song."

WATCH NOW: Steven Curtis Chapman "A Desperate Benediction" LIVE Performance

Working on the song for about a year, the GRAMMY-winner admits he had been waiting for the right time to share it.

"Now more than ever before, it seems like the soul of our world (& our nation) is aching, longing and desperate for PEACE. Whoever & wherever we are, I’m convinced that at our core we are all brothers and sisters crying out for the same thing, what the bible calls 'shalom'... a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness. And ultimately, I believe that true peace...the peace that transcends all understanding and guards our hearts and minds...comes from the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ," Chapman continued in the post.

The losers and winners and the fearful and the brave
We’re all brothers and sisters crying to the Father for
Peace on earth

-Steven Curtis Chapman "A Desperate Benediction"

The Dove Award-winner was joined by his son Caleb and daughter-in-law Jillian for the live performance of the song.

"So it is with a heavy yet hopeful heart that I share this new song with you...as a prayer...a cry...a Desperate Benediction for all of us....praying for peace, and praying that it starts with me, with you, with each of us," Chapman concluded.

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