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Why It Matters

Why do the arts matter? Why does beauty matter?

I don’t believe I have ever heard a better explanation than the song “Why It Matters,” by Sara Groves. I can still remember Gina coming to me years ago while I typed away at my first novel, battling discouragement (as always), and saying, “This song is what you’re doing.”

I hope so! Even if it’s just in a small way for a few people, I hope so.

We love Sara Groves in our home and this is one of many reasons why. She (like Andrew Peterson) always seems to be singing about our life. Do you have that experience too?

Thank you, Sara. Like a single cup of water, oh it matters.

Lyrics below. Here’s the record, Add to the Beauty (and it’s all so wonderful).

Why It Matters by Sara Groves

Sit with me and tell me once again Of the story that’s been told us Of the power that will hold us Of the beauty, of the beauty Why it matters

Speak to me until I understand Why our thinking and creating Why our efforts of narrating About the beauty, of the beauty And why it matters

Like the statue in the park Of this war torn town And it’s protest of the darkness And the chaos all around With its beauty, how it matters How it matters

Show me the love that never fails The compassion and attention Midst confusion and dissension Like small ramparts for the soul How it matters

Like a single cup of water How it matters


Are there other songs, or expressions of soul, that are like this for you? 


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