Let Go Let God

Album: Grace And Gratitude (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • Inspired by the writings of Deepak Chopra and Carolyn Myss, "Let Go Let God" is a song about finding strength through surrender, something Olivia Newton-John did after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. Her cancer returned in 2017 and again in 2020, but she remained resolute, telling The Guardian: "I see it as my life's journey. It gave me purpose and intention and taught me a lot about compassion."
  • Olivia Newton-John wrote this song with the American pianist-composer Kim Bullard, and with the Canadian singer-songwriter Amy Sky, who also produced it.
  • This is part of the Grace And Gratitude album, which is filled with inspirational songs influenced by various religions. It is designed for meditation and healing, with instrumental interludes between songs. Olivia Newton-John is Christian, but is open to the teachings of other faiths.
  • About 90 seconds into the song, the Buddhist chant of "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo" comes in. This mantra was developed by the monk Nichiren (1222–1282) to signify the human capacity to overcome challenges and grow from them. The chant is designed to activate this power.

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