Ellie Holcomb Shares The Song She Wrote For Her Daughter, “I Will Carry You”

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2022 by Lindsay Williams

Ellie Holcomb "I Will Carry You"

Singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb might have written her new radio single, “I Will Carry You,” as a promise for her daughter, Emmylou, but the song is more than simply loving words expressed from a mother to her child. The lyrics could very well be the Father’s words to us:

You are not the sum of your mistakes 
You don’t have to hide the parts of you that ache
I choose you as you are a million times 
‘Cause I’m not ashamed of you 
I won’t walk away from you 
I will carry you 

“When I wrote this song with Ben Glover, we wanted to write a song for our daughters, but as it turns out, it ended up being a song that we desperately needed to hear for our own hearts,” the mother of three shares. “My hope for every listener who hears this song — no matter what they’re carrying in their lives or in their hearts right now — is that they would be reminded that they are carried by the God who made them and loves them.”

WATCH NOW: “I Will Carry You” Official Music Video

The poignant ballad is found on Holcomb’s third full-length collection, CANYON, a set of original songs that weave both joy and sorrow together into a beautiful tapestry. It was Holcomb’s dad, Brown Bannister, who first inspired her love of Christian music. A well-known producer in Nashville, Bannister has helmed albums for Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe and countless others; but he’s most famous for producing Amy Grant's earliest records.

In addition to making music — both on her own and alongside her husband, Drew, the namesake of Americana band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors — Holcomb is the author of multiple children’s books and a recent devotional titled Fighting Words. In support of the project rooted in her life-transforming ritual of Scripture memorization, the former teacher and Dove Award-winning artist filmed a series of video devotionals exclusively for K-LOVE On Demand.

RELATED CONTENT: Ellie Holcomb’s “Fighting Words Devotional,” K-LOVE On Demand

“I will carry you  through your darkest nights When you’re terrified  I will carry you  When the water’s rise  When your Hope runs dry  I will carry you” - Lyrics from “I Will Carry You"
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