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You’ve been, waiting a long time
To let this, out into the daylight
You’re not alone, we all have days
When the well inside needs to break

Just let ’em fall, like healing rain
Watch the walls, start crumbling
Let your heart beat, and feel the weight
You’ve carried disappear
Just let ’em fall, right down your face
Hit the ground, in a pool of grace
And feel the things, you haven’t felt for years
That’s why God made tears

The waves crash, hard into the harbour
But you don’t, have to hold ’em back any longer
There’s a freedom, found when you’re unafraid
To let the water, wash it all away

Just let ’em fall, like healing rain
Watch the walls, start crumbling
Let your heart beat, and feel the weight
You’ve carried disappear
Just let ’em fall, right down your face
Hit the ground, in a pool of grace
And feel the things, you haven’t felt for years
That’s why God made tears

Watch the old become new
Let the fear fade away
Feel His arms around you
Ohh, it’s ok
You’ve been, waiting a long time

Just let ’em fall, like healing rain
Watch the walls, start crumbling
Let your heart beat, and feel the weight
You’ve carried disappear
Just let ’em fall, right down your face
Hit the ground, in a pool of grace
And feel the things, you haven’t felt for years
That’s why God made tears

Hmmmm, that’s why God made tears

Writer(s): CHRIS RADEMAKER, PAUL MABURY, JODI LYNN RADEMAKER, JASON INGRAM

About This Song

a few notes from Joe B., Music Director

Former lead singer of Sanctus Real, husband to Sarah and father of 4. "Just a few days after the birth, or their, now 6 year old, Bowen, whose name means 'small, victorious one,' underwent his first open heart surgery. The surgery went well, but the next night he suffered cardiac arrest and Matt and Sarah feared they would lose him. After an hour of CPR on his tiny chest, still open from the surgery, Bowen was revived and placed on life support.
 Slowly over the next few months, Bowen became stronger and no longer needed to be on life support or even oxygen. However, he had other complications including a stroke and being diagnosed with hyperinsulinism.” (Courtesy of bowensheart.com)

Our stories may not be exactly like Matt’s but we all have seasons in our lives when life gets hard. Really hard. It’s so easy to put on a smile and pretend that everything is ok. But sometimes it’s good to be reminded that tears are not only ok, but good for us, especially as we remember that it is Jesus who is holding us. As Matt describes it, our tears are like healing rain.

"With 'Tears,' I set out to capture the essence of both the beauty and rawness of our shared human experience, in joy and in pain," shared Hammit. "My hope is that this song carries a sort of simple permission for us to feel, process, and embrace the healing that comes through the God-given gift of tears.” - Matt Hammitt

Related Verses in the Bible

John 11:35 | 1 Samuel 20:41 | 1 Samuel 30:4 | Psalm 6:6 | Job 16:16 | Psalm 31:9 | Psalm 39:12 | Psalm 42:3 | Psalm 80:5 | Psalm 126:6 | Jeremiah 9:1 | Lamentations 2:11 | Lamentations 3:48 | Matthew 26:75 | Luke 19:41 | Luke 23:27 | Malachi 2:13 | Ezra 10:1 | Isaiah 38:3-5