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A song of gospel-shaped hope for a fallen world

March 12, 2013

JJ Heller is one of my favorite artists, not simply because of the quality of her music, but because she has a way of giving honest voice to how messed up and broken this world is while point listeners to the hope of the gospel–the hope of Christ, the presence of God amid the mess, and the promise of his new creation when he will make everything right in the end.

I first got hooked on Heller with her song, “Your Hands.” Below is a song from her new album, Loved (released today), called “Who You Are.” You can read the lyrics below the video.

“Who You Are”

All she wanted was a baby to hold
She’s still waiting, at 41 years old
Her life feels like a tragedy
And it’s driving her down to her knees 

She says I don’t know,
I don’t know what you’re doing
But I know who You are

It was after midnight
When he answered the phone
The doctor said his daughter
Was never coming home
Sometimes life doesn’t make any sense
Full of war and pain and accidents

He’s praying
I don’t know
I don’t know what you’re doing
But I know who You are

You are the Father’s heart
And a love that’s wild
And you know what it’s like to lose
Yeah, you know what it’s like
What it’s like to lose a child

Sometimes I don’t know
I don’t know what you’re doing
I don’t know
I don’t know

Sometimes I don’t know
I don’t know what you’re doing
But I know who You are

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