Chance the Rapper Releases New Song About the Importance of a Godly Marriage
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
Recording artist Chance the Rapper released a new album after three years that includes a heartwarming song called “We Go High” about his wife how they maintain a godly marriage.
Chance says that he is a Christian, and his lyrics in “We Go High” reflect biblical values for marriage:
It’s true God, this union was for you God
We standin’ at the at the stoop and want to make it to the rooftop
You told us bring some people through, we tried to bring a few God
We tried to form a new bar, just tell us what to do God
Some music-listeners might be skeptical that Chance’s faith is authentic, as many of his songs contain foul language, but listeners can be grateful that some of his songs edify faith values and don’t shy away from the hard parts of the Christian walk.
“We Go High” grapples with his then-fiancée’s devotion to abstain from sex before marriage, and the positive influence it had on Chance. Chance goes so far as to proclaim his love for God in the opening lyrics.
The complete album titled, “The Big Day,” features a slew of new songs by the widely popular rapper with many mainstream artists including Nicki Minaj, Francis and the Lights, and Shawn Mendes.
Prior to “The Big Day” Chance’s album “Coloring Book” impacted the influence of his marriage to now-wife Kristen.
According to the Christian Post:
Chance’s awakening came after he completed his Grammy Award-winning album Coloring Book, while he and Kirsten were separated.
“This is all after Coloring Book, after I proclaimed that I love Jesus, and all that stuff,” he revealed. “You’re never fully, fully sanctified, so I had to keep figuring it out. I had to do the Grammy’s by myself. I had to do a lot by myself. Then, when my girl was gracious enough to have me back, it changed my whole life.”
The 26-year-old declared that he’s now discovered who to turn to when he’s in despair.
“The other day I was lower than I ever been. I know the caricature of me is super positive. I was lower than I ever felt in my life, and I really had to get down on [my] knees and be like, ‘I know I can’t solve this problem by myself.’ So I’m here right now happier than I ever been.”
Many of Chances songs include themes of faith, including one where he collaborates with Kanye West on “Ultralight Beam.” Chance also collaborates with Christian recording artist Kirk Franklin on his new album.
In late 2018, Chance announced that he was taking a hiatus from music to concentrate on familiarizing himself with the Word of God.
He said the following in a post via Instagram.
“I’m going away to learn the Word of God which I am admittedly very unfamiliar with,” Chance writes. “I’ve been brought up by my family to know Christ, but I haven’t taken it upon myself to really just take a couple of days and read my Bible. we all quote scripture and tell each other what God likes and doesn’t like but how much time do we spend as followers of Jesus to really just read and KNOW his word. I’m definitely guilty of not devoting time to it.”
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Recently, the Grammy award-winning music star posted a touching video of footage from his wedding.
I seen joy before pic.twitter.com/mzMQ0NwE3o
— The Big Day out now (@chancetherapper) August 5, 2019
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