Grace to Grace

Album: Let There Be Light (2016)
  • The lead single from Hillsong Worship's 25th live album Let There Be Light, "Grace to Grace" was released in March 2016 as a song for Easter. Joel Houston, who co-wrote the track along with Chris Davenport, explained:

    "'Grace to Grace' talks of the journey before everybody meets their maker. It's a process that involves taking up our cross and denying ourselves, following him daily. It's a process that involves humility and surrender time and time again, and it's impossible without grace. That's the picture for me. Grace upon grace upon grace upon grace."
  • Chris Davenport recalled the writing of the tune during a songwriting masterclass at Hillsong Conference 2016:

    "I showed a chord progression and a melody to Joel and he thought it was cool so we started crafting the song from there. As a songwriter you have to remember that your songs shape what people believe. We are responsible just as much for what we mean as we are responsible for what we think we mean. People are quite defined by their confession so as a songwriter I need to put the right words in people's mouth."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?Song Writing

Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside StorySong Writing

The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")Songwriter Interviews

Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.

Rock Revenge SongsMusic Quiz

John Lennon, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the artists who have written revenge songs. Do you know who they wrote them about?

Barry Dean ("Pontoon," "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools")Songwriter Interviews

A top country songwriter, Barry talks about writing hits for Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean.