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Grammy Award Winner Releases New Song in Honor of Charleston

"Love conquers all!"

(Image via Steven Curtis Chapman/Facebook)

In honor of the Charleston shooting victims, Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman released a new song on social media Saturday -- a song filled with hope.

Posted to his Facebook page, the video had almost five million views and had been shared more than 145,000 times Sunday morning. The video was accompanied by a message, posted below.

Hello friends,

It's with a very heavy heart that I come to you with this post. As I have prayed for and grieved with the people of Charleston SC there's one part of this terrible and tragic story in particular that continues to stir me. It's the fact that Rev. Pinckney and the other believers gathered at Emanuel AME Church to worship, pray and study God's Word opened their hearts & made room in their "circle" for a stranger...unknowingly but willingly inviting in the very one who would take the lives of many in their circle. They chose to love...and Love never fails...Love always has the last word! As I read Romans 12:18-21 I'm struck with how profound those words are in this situation. Ultimately evil has been and will forever be overcome with good...and there is no more powerful "good" than the love of God! As we continue to pray for comfort and peace to fill the hearts of all affected by this terrible tragedy may we be inspired by the love and the lives of Rev Pinckney and the others in that circle...& may we remember that the story is far from over. Love cannot and will not fail!

With that thought I wrote this song for the people of Charleston...and to remind all of us...Love conquers all!

With a heavy but hopeful heart,

scc

 

Hello friends, It's with a very heavy heart that I come to you with this post. As I have prayed for and grieved with the people of Charleston SC there's one part of this terrible and tragic story in particular that continues to stir me. It's the fact that Rev. Pinckney and the other believers gathered at Emanuel AME Church to worship, pray and study God's Word opened their hearts & made room in their "circle" for a stranger...unknowingly but willingly inviting in the very one who would take the lives of many in their circle. They chose to love...and Love never fails...Love always has the last word! As I read Romans 12:18-21 I'm struck with how profound those words are in this situation. Ultimately evil has been and will forever be overcome with good...and there is no more powerful "good" than the love of God! As we continue to pray for comfort and peace to fill the hearts of all affected by this terrible tragedy may we be inspired by the love and the lives of Rev Pinckney and the others in that circle...& may we remember that the story is far from over. Love cannot and will not fail!With that thought I wrote this song for the people of Charleston...and to remind all of us...Love conquers all!With a heavy but hopeful heart,scc

Posted by Steven Curtis Chapman on Friday, June 19, 2015

Nine people were killed last week when a gunman walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historically black church in downtown Charleston, S.C., and opened fire.

Chapman is a five-time Grammy award winner and the recipient of 58 Gospel Music Association Dove awards.

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