Award winning guitarist, songwriter and author Stu Garrard (Stu G) is joined by six-time GRAMMY Award-winning and Platinum-selling recording artist and philanthropist Amy Grant to tell remarkable true stories of mercy in The Beatitudes Project (buy). Watch the official lyric video on this page by clicking “play” above.
The project is an 18-track (plus two bonus songs), multi-artist album, Beatitudes, releasing Friday, April 21 from Stugiology Music with management, marketing and distribution through The Fuel Music, a book, Words From The Hill—An Invitation to the Unexpected (buy), available tomorrow from NavPress, and a documentary film, View From The Hill, currently in production.
The project reveals a wide world of connected stories: real people from all faiths and walks of life who embody mercy, poverty, meekness, the hungry and thirsty, the peacemakers, the mourners, and the pure in heart—as seen, heard and experienced through a 21st century lens. They are the culmination of Garrard’s 15-year excavation of these “blessings at the bottom of life.”
“When Stu asked me to write the song about mercy, I was already hooked by the way he’d described the Beatitudes,” Grant says. “It was like Jesus was looking at a crowd and saying, “Blessed are those with dirty feet and those of you who stink and those whose stomachs are growling, you’re blessed and here’s why… I’d never thought about it that way before.”
Grant’s song for the project, “Morning Light,” along with “The View From Here” featuring Hillsong UNITED, “Heaven Is Around Us” featuring John Mark McMillan, and “Oh Mercy” featuring Matt Maher with additional vocals by Audrey Assad, are available now.
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