Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns released their new song, ‘Scars in Heaven.’
The ballad is available after the premiere on their YouTube channel. ‘Scars in Heaven’ is the debut song from the forthcoming new studio album.
The song was co-written by frontman Mark Hall and Matthew West. Hall began writing this after watching his mom care for her parents as they passed away.
If I had only known the last time would be the last time
I would have put off all the things I had to do
I would have stayed a little longer, held on a little tighter
Now what I’d give for one more day with you
“Being a pastor and walking people through loss, there is this moment when we are suddenly very aware of their absence,” he shared.
“The world seems quieter. You realize you’re not going to hear their voice again. And in those moments, you feel the last moments of their life here.”
“You may recall there was pain and there was suffering and there was a tragedy or there was weakness or there were wrong choices and your mind is cluttered with the last thing you remember.”
Cause there’s a wound here in my heart where something’s missing
And they tell me that it’s going to heal with time
But I know you’re in a place where all your wounds have been erased
And knowing yours are healed is healing mine
A press release noted, “There has been so much heartache and loss across the globe this past year, and this song will resonate with everyone who has lost someone close either recently or as they remember from years past.”
Casting Crowns has continued to impact fans since their debut more than 20 years ago. And now with the release of this latest song, it is encouraging all those who have lost their loved ones.