Mandisa “You Wouldn’t Cry (Andrew’s Song)” will touch any grieving heart

Mandisa’s You Wouldn’t Cry (Andrew’s Song) is my favorite track off Freedom. It is a song that seeks to comfort anyone who has ever experienced the loss of a loved one; the lyrics of You Wouldn’t Cry (Andrew’s Song) capture so beautifully and eloquently how we would be comforted by a person who has gone home to God.

A few months ago, I met a beautiful Christian woman who was dealing with cancer. I had the privilege of entering her home, speaking to her, meeting her husband and her adorable son, as part of a story we were doing about her for church. I learned Sunday afternoon that she returned to the loving arms of Jesus last Saturday night. The next evening, I heard this song and it comforted me very much.

Mandisa says on Tangle.com:

You Wouldn’t Cry is a song that I co-wrote after having a relationship with a woman named Rebecca. Rebecca’s a fan that I met at one of my shows but before I even met her I was able to hear from a friend of hers that she was a big fan and that she was having her first baby and so when I met Rebecca and I was able to put my hands on her stomach and feel the child growing from within her, it just it made me feel connected to her. I have since sort of maintained a friendship with her. The sad news though is that she lost that child. She was scheduled to give birth to the child a week after I met her and three days after I met her the baby was born, stillborn, born early and died within the womb. And so I wrote a song called “You Wouldn’t Cry” that is from Andrew’s perspective, that’s what she named her child.

You Wouldn’t Cry basically is a song comforting his mom. It’s a song saying I know that this breaking your heart, the fact that you don’t have me here anymore but you should see where I am right now and it’s a song saying that this place Heaven that we are all promised to go to as believers, it is more beautiful than we could ever imagine. And shortly after we demoed this song Steven Curtis Chapman lost his daughter and I just feel like this song will minister to a lot of hearts, from people who have lost loved ones and you know there’s a lot of songs I’m excited about but I think this song in particular is one that moves me to my core because of the personal story that’s involved with it.

You Wouldn’t Cry‘s lyrics, and the way Mandisa sings it, is just stellar. I have no doubt it will minister to many and ease the pain of hearts dealing with loss. If you’ve been comforted by or have used this song to comfort someone dealing with loss, please do tell me about it in the Comments section. I believe others will be ministered to by your stories. She has an update here, interviewing the mother of Andrew.

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Listen to Mandisa’s You Wouldn’t Cry mp3

Lyrics to You Wouldn’t Cry (Andrew’s Song) by Mandisa after the jump.

YOU WOULDN’T CRY (ANDREW’S SONG) Lyrics
Mandisa

All you saw was pain
All you saw was rain
But you should see me now

Moments filled with tears
Lasted all those years
Disappeared some how

You never said goodbye
On your knees you cry
You’re still asking why

But blue has never been bluer
True has never been truer
Honey never tasted so sweet
There’s a song in the breeze
A million voices in praise

A rose has never smelled redder
The sun has never been brighter
If I could find the right words to say
If you could look at my face
If you could just see this place
You wouldn’t cry for me today

What you think you see
Isn’t really me
I’m already home

You’ve got to lay it down
‘Cause Jesus holds me now
And I am not alone

Your faith is wearing thin
But I am watching Him
And He is holding you too

And blue has never been bluer
True has never been truer
Honey never tasted so sweet
There’s a song in the breeze
A million voices in praise

A rose has never smelled redder
The sun has never been brighter
If I could find the right words to say
If you could look at my face
If you could just see this place
You wouldn’t cry for me today
You wouldn’t cry for me today

Oh what may seem like years
Will just be a moment
Oh the day will come
When I’ll show you where you’re going
I can’t wait to show you

And blue has never been bluer
True has never been truer
Honey never tasted so sweet
There’s a song in the breeze
A million voices in praise

A rose has never smelled redder
The sun has never been brighter
If I could find the right words to say
If you could look at my face
If you could just see this place
You wouldn’t cry for me today
You wouldn’t cry for me today

You wouldn’t cry for me today
You wouldn’t cry for me today
You wouldn’t cry for me today

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By the way, here’s the video we created for that beautiful woman I was telling you about earlier.

 

Author: Ganns

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  • http://www.jordanbiel.com jordan biel

    I wanted to contact you using a “contact’ section of your site but didn’t see one so i thought id just use this Comment box. by the way, that IS a great song!

    My name is Jordan Biel and i just released a new cd 2 days ago and it’ already sold 100 copies! people really seem to love it so i thought i’d get it out in the “blogging” world. Would you like to blog about it since i notice you write about Christian Music?

    Jordan Biel
    JordanBiel.com (It’s along the lines of Chris Tomlin or Lincoln Brewster or Delirious)
    thanks

    Dear Jordan, Thank you for posting this. I’ll send you an email.

    Blessings, Ganns

  • Paula

    I sent “You wouldn’t cry” to a very special friends Mom as a token of my love on the one year anniversary of his death. David was murdered on 10/23/08. He was 20 years old. Today, when I arrived home, David’s Mom was at my house. We spent a couple hours sharing memories of David. She said when she received the package and listened to the song, she knew someone was looking out for her.

    Dear Paula, thank you for sharing your story with me, and for allowing yourself to be used by God to comfort someone else in need of comfort.

    Blessings, Ganns

  • Lucille Snelgrove

    Mandisa,

    I am writing to inform you that your song ” You wouldn’t cry” is absolutely wonderful!!!

    I lost a daughter in a tragic car wreck June the first of 2009 also the death of a son on March of 2007. The song was so real to me as I was driving home from work, that I could feel my daughter’s presence.

    Thank you so much for your dedication to the Lord and your sweet spirit.

    Lucille Snelgrove

    922 blythewood road
    blythewood sc 29016

    Hello, Lucille! Thank you for sharing your story with us. I’m not Mandisa, but I posted a note on her Twitter informing her about your comment.

    Blessings, Ganns

  • Margaret

    I don’t know how to describe how I feel every time I listen to this song. The first time I heard it I knew this song was meant for our loved ones, who’re dearly departed. I’ve lost my Dad,my aunty, mu grandma and a good friend. Any time I hear this song I think about these people and its very comforting. God Bless you disa!!!

    Its also reminds me of the women who were weeping for Jesus when He was going to be crucified! He told them to weep for themselves,not Him.

    Thank you Mandisa, may God use you always to lift us up!

    Margaret

  • Charity4Jesus

    A Dear friend of mine Lost her son to a freak accident. He was her youngest soon to be 25 years old. She bought your CD for another song. While driving she decided to listen to the rest of the CD when that song came on it was if her very son was speaking to her. She had to pull over because of the tears. She looked at the CD to see the name of the song but it was the (Andrew’s Song) that caught her off guard as that was her sons name. God used this CD to minister to her….I love Godincidences like this!

    What a powerful story! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.missinglukas.com 4LJY

    I truly love this song as I am a mother whose son passed away at 23 days old. It brought tears to my eyes to hear the comfort in the song. It made me long for the day that I too will return home and join my son in such a beautiful place.

  • Suzanne Prak

    I had hoped to send an email to Mandisa but am not sure how to do that so will leave this as a comment hoping that it can be communicated to her. “You Wouldn’t Cry (Andrew’s Song)” was an amazing gift to me. I was at the “Women of Faith” Conference in Sacramento last week. Mandisa sang this song and it was as though it was a personal message to me from my son, Andrew, who passed away two years ago. We were missionaries living in Cambodia when he suddenly became ill, he was evacuated to Bangkok, Thailand where he was in ICU for a month. People from all over the world prayed for his healing and God in His infinite wisdom gave that healing in heaven. I want to thank Mandisa for this beautiful song and how it ministered to me, I know that it will be one of the markers in my journey of healing. Suzanne

    Hi Suzanne, thank you for sharing your story. I’m afraid I have no connection to Mandisa, but you can send a message on her Twitter account, http://www.twitter.com/mandisaofficial. I hope she replies to you.

  • Evinturella

    I can feel heaven when I close my eyes and listen to this song with all of my being.  Recently, after a tragic boating accident in Shell Beach, LA, my 12 year old daughter was swiftly and miraculously lifted to Heaven – I know she is with Him, he confirmed it personally through the words of a perfect stranger. This beautiful obedient stranger, visited me on the back porch of a fishing camp in Shell Beach, she prayed with me, she hummed while she prayed, she quoted scripture to me, she snapped a picture of the sky the moment the accident occurred, sharing it with me during that visit.   Then, she shared God’s words with me – she was told to tell me ” SSShhhh …. SSSShhhhh, I hit my head, I felt no pain, I got her, she is good, she is in Her father’s house” Immediately, I was cloaked in peace, Immediately!!! I knew Samantha, was in the arms of Jesus Christ!  The thing about these words that were so utterly stunning to me is that at the time she shared   them with me there was an active search going on in the waters of a small fishing community, a community that had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina, a search that involved helicopters, sea planes, Wildlife and Fisheries Marine divisions, the US Navy Seals, cadaver dogs,  sonar boats, local and adjacent Sheriff’s divisions, and a US Soldier (I never once asked anybody for help – God provided this!) When the stranger visited, Samantha’s body had not been recovered – the search was taking place day and night – her visit was on Monday am – Samantha’s body was not found until Tuesday about 11:20 am – nearly a full 24 hours prior to the recovery of Sam;s body, I had received a gift from God ensuring me of Samantha’s safety and that she did not suffer and struggle in the waters, the stranger will testify to an actually being nudged to tell me – she professed in front of me to not wanting to tell me – not wanting to share the words with me for fear they were proved incorrect after finding Sam’s body.  She listened, she did it – I will be forever grateful – In the ensuing days and still today (2 months later)  – I ride my bike for survival – I grieve, oh how I grieve , I listen to Pandora, I hear this song almost everyday – I get off my bike – I listen – I weep – I cry – sometimes I even howl.  I know I am to listen to this song – it has been a musical illustration of Heaven for me.   And because of God being real and present in my life during this tragic sorrowful tumultuous time of my life, I know that Samantha is in Heaven and this song illustrates what a glorious peaceful awesome God glorified life she is living! 

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