You Are My One Thing

Album: We Will Not Be Shaken (2015)
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  • This is one of 11 original tracks recorded by different singers for Bethel Music's We Will Not Be Shaken album. The song was written and performed by Hannah McClure, who is a worship leader and songwriter at Bethel Church in Redding, California and part of Bethel Music's artist collective.
  • Hannah McClure told New Release Tuesday the personal story behind the tune. "I wrote this song out of a season where the Lord was reminding me of when I first fell in love with Him. I was pregnant at the time, and I was really unsure of what the next season of my life was going to look like with my first baby," she said. "That played into me sitting down one day and having devotional time with the Lord. That's generally me with my acoustic guitar, nothing glamorous but just me worshipping. I started singing this chorus to remind myself that whatever the next season looks like and whatever is going on in my life, as long as I have Jesus, then my life is successful."

    "Basing my success on being close to Jesus more than anything else is the focus of this song," McClure added. "I had been in a season where the Lord was bringing me back to the time in my life when I was a teenager and my family moved us to this farm in Virginia with 130 acres. We restored this old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere."

    "It really forced me to get alone with the Lord and fall in love with Him," she continued. "I've known Him my whole life, but I really got close with Him during that time. I would take walks around the property and pray and talk with the Lord. When I started singing 'just to be close to You, just to walk to next to You,' I thought about the times I would walk with Him and talk with Him and be close to Him."


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