Eden

Album: Heaven and Earth (2009)
  • This is a track from Contemporary Christian Music singer songwriter Phil Wickham's third studio album, Heaven and Earth.
  • The album has the theme of The Church's hope in heaven. This piano-driven tune was the starting point of the project. Wickham explained to CCM Magazine: "There's a chapter called 'Naked' in Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller. It's Miller's take on this unobstructed relationship Adam had with God. There was complete security, love and humility. Nothing to hide behind, nothing to be ashamed of. I wanted to sing a song called 'Eden,' about how the longing that Adam and Eve felt after they left the garden has been passed on from generation to generation. There's still a need in our hearts for a relationship with God. I wanted to end the story in the new hope we have in heaven. I read some books and looked up Bible verses that gave glimpses of heaven, and [I] started getting a real excitement about this place where we're gonna be, this Kingdom of God. And I knew that Jesus, His death and resurrection, needed to be right in the middle of the story, bringing heaven and earth together. Now I have this message to remind the Church what we are living for and what our hope is in."
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