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Beauty Will Rise (2009)

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

Beauty Will Rise is the 15th studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, released on November 3, 2009 by Sparrow Records. The album is produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan.

Many of the songs on the album are inspired by the accidental death of Chapman's youngest daughter, Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman. Extensive liner notes by Chapman describe how each song was related to the grieving process that he and his family went through after she died. The album was produced by Brent Milligan and initial recordings took place while Chapman was on tour in various locations such as hotel rooms, backstage dressing rooms, and theater lobbies. The title song is dedicated to Maria Sue. Chapman and his wife Mary Beth wrote the song "Our God is in Control" together.

Beauty Will Rise topped the Top Christian Albums and debuted and peaked at number 27 on the Top 200 Albums charts in Billboard magazine. In 2011, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.

Track listing

All songs were written by Steven Curtis Chapman, except where noted.

1. Heaven Is the Face -3:44

2. Beauty Will Rise -5:29

3. SEE -4:37

4. Just Have to Wait -3:38

5. Faithful -4:42

6. Questions -3:31

7. Our God is in Control (Steven Curtis Chapman, Mary Beth Chapman) -4:00

8. February 20 -3:51

9. God is It True (Trust Me) -3:25

10. I Will Trust You -4:15

11. Jesus Will Meet You There -4:13

12. Spring is Coming (featuring the Children of the World Choir) -4:35

Radio singles

2009 "Heaven is the Face" -#7 Billboard Hot Christian Songs, #7 Billboard

Christian Airplay, #13 Billboard Christian AC Airplay

2010 "Beauty Will Rise" -#39 Billboard Hot Christian Songs, #39 Billboard Christian Airplay

Previous release: This Moment (2007)

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