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.