Chris August, “7 x 70” Seven Times Seventy

Fresh off his #1 hit, Starry Night, Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Chris August has released another single from his stellar debut CD, No Far Away. 7×70 is a collaboration between August and frequent Chris Tomlin collaborator Ed Cash, a deeply personal recounting of the family dynamic under which the latter grew up. Being the product of a broken home, August prayed deeply for Seven Times Seventy, asking the Holy Spirit to be with him as he worked on what he admits is the most personal song he ever wrote. He says working on Seven Times Seventy, which grew to become a powerful moving song about forgiveness, brought up many memories with which he had to deal. In the end, Seven Times Seventy is a song that will undoubtedly help many, many people across the world come to terms with the bitterness in their hearts, and help them on the road to forgiveness. August writes, “With forgiveness comes healing. Satan uses the bitterness that we build up in our hearts. For years I told myself that what happened when I was younger didn’t affect me. It wasn’t until Ed Cash made me relive those memories and told me I need to forgive them. I encourage you to do the same.”

August has once again crafted a masterful piece of Christian songwriting. Seven Times Seventy deserves to reach a wide audience; its message of redemption, forgiveness, and healing, stands to bless and benefit countless people who are growing up or have grown up in a similar environment. If you think Seven Times Seventy deserves to reach more people, I request you click on the Facebook or Twitter share options to help spread his message of reconciliation.

Chris August

I’ve been living in this house here
Since the day that I was born
These walls have seen me happy
But most of all they’ve seen me torn
They have heard the screaming matches
That made a family fall apart
They’ve had a front row seat for the breaking of my heart

Seven times seventy times
I’ll do what it takes to make it right
I thought the pain was here to stay
But forgiveness made a way
Seven times seventy times
There’s healing in the air tonight
I’m reaching up to pull it down
Gonna wrap it all around

I remember running down the hallway playing hide and seek
I didn’t know that I was searching for someone to notice me
I felt alone and undiscovered
And old enough to understand
Just when I’m supposed to be learning to love
You let me down again

I lost count of the ways you let me down
But no matter how many times you weren’t around
I’m alright now…cause
God picked up my heart and helped me through
And shined light on the one thing left to do
And that’s forgive you, I forgive you

Seven times seventy times if that’s the cost I’ll pay the price

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