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02. Hope

by Shawn McDonald


You are the lighthouse when Iím lost at sea / You are a language that Iím trying to speak
/ You are the taste that keeps me thirsting / You are the courage, running through my veins / You are
the compass, pointing to a better way / You are a whisper, beckoning me // H-o-p-e, is rising / H-o-p-e,
is on the move / In the air and on the ground, in my head and all around / H-o-p-e, is rising // You are
infectious, Youíre spreading through me / You are the melody that I want to sing / You are the tempo
beating within my chest / It is rising, it is rising / It is rising up

Written by Shawn McDonald and Joy Williams // © 2011 Birdwing Music / Shawn McDonald Music (Admin. at / Sensibility Songs (ASCAP)

Behind the Song:
'Joy is a good writer, and this was my first writing experience with her. We talked about life and the things we were experiencing. I had my guitar, and Joy was at the piano, and we started with this notion that ďHope is rising / Hope is on the move.Ē Then we started structuring the rest of the song around that. We wanted to illustrate God in a different way, with metaphors, analogies, imagery. Thatís the beauty of a good story, like a good book that takes you someplace. You can see it. You can feel it. You can smell it. It pulls you in because you can picture those things. Thatís what we did, trying to come up with verses that would illustrate what God is like in everyday life.' - Shawn




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