Editors’ Notes Family tragedy and the healing promise of God provide the backdrop for Steven Curtis Chapman’s life-affirming counterpoint to 2009’s more somber Beauty Will Rise. A sense of renewed hope and transcendence can be heard in both the optimistic tenor of the lyrics and the bright, acoustic-based sound of the tracks. Chapman’s vocals have kept their youthful vivacity even as his perspective as a songwriter has matured. The combination of strength, tenderness, and wisdom heard in tunes like “SEE You in a Little While” (written for his late grandmother) and “Michael and Maria” (honoring the memory of a family friend) reflect life’s hard lessons as well as an abiding faith. The sweet, baroque-tinged “Only One and Only You” and the warm piano ballad “Together” capture a sunny tone as they offer loving portraits of Chapman’s daughter Shaoey and wife, Mary Beth. From the jaunty clap-along beat of “Take Another Step” to the boisterous pop feel of “Love Take Me Over” and the rootsy folk-hymn quality of “Feet of Jesus,” SCC keeps The Glorious Unfolding musically interesting and reaffirming.

SONG
Glorious Unfolding
1
4:46
 
Love Take Me Over
2
3:01
 
Take Another Step
3
3:36
 
Something Beautiful
4
3:03
 
Finish What He Started
5
3:34
 
Only One and Only You
6
3:35
 
SEE You in a Little While
7
4:23
 
A Little More Time to Love
8
4:51
 
Sound of Your Voice
9
5:24
 
Together
10
4:02
 
Michael and Maria
11
3:46
 
Feet of Jesus
12
3:45
 

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