Steven Curtis Chapman, “Long Way Home”

It’s been a full half-year since Steven Curtis Chapman released new material from his re:creation release. The carrier single, Do Everything, did pretty well, finishing in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, a phenomenal finish for the Christian journeyman (and quite impressive given Chapman’s long and storied career; many of Chapman’s contemporaries who are still in the business, with the exception of legendary artists like Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant, haven’t had a Top 10 hit in a while).

Long Way Home is a nice midtempo acoustic guitar-driven track that’s easy going and readily accessible. With a musical style reminiscent of Francesca Battistelli’s This Is The Stuff or Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours, Long Way Home is breezy and an easy target for any Christian singer with a guitar. With its optimistically inspirational message of hope, Long Way Home wouldn’t be a bad way to kick off the New Year’s, now wouldn’t it?

Steven Curtis Chapman

I set out on a great adventure
The day my Father started leading me home
Said theres gonna be mountians to climb
And valleys were gonna go through

But I had no way of knowing
Just how hard this journey could be
Cause the mountians are steeper
And the valleys are deeper than I ever would had dreamed

But I know were gonna make it
And I know were gonna get there soon
And I know sometimes it seems like, were going the wrong way
But its just the long way home

Some rocks on my shoes
Fears I wish I could lose
That make the mountians so hard to climb
And my heart gets so heavy with the weight of the world sometimes

There’s a bag of regrets,
Should’ve beens, and not yets
That keep on dragging around
And I can hardly wait till the day I get to lay them all down

I know that day is coming
I know its gonna be here soon
I won’t turn back even if the whole world says I’m going the wrong way
‘Cause it’s just the long way home

When we cant take another step
The Father will pick us up and carry us in His arms
And even on the best days, He says to remember were not home yet
So don’t get too comfortable
Cause we are just pilgrams passing through

I know that day is coming
I know were gonna be there soon
I keep on singing and believing
What all of my songs say

Cause our God has made a promise
And I know everything He says is true
He promised He would never ever leave us
He’s gonna lead us
He’ll lead us home

Every single step of the long way home
So keep on, were gonna make it
Were just taking the long way home
So keep on, were gonna make it
I know, were gonna make it
It’s just the long way home

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