Beauty Will Rise

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Beauty Will Rise
Studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman
Released November 3, 2009
Genre CCM
Length 49:51
Label Sparrow Records
Producer Steven Curtis Chapman & Brent Milligan
Steven Curtis Chapman chronology
This Moment
Beauty Will Rise
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Billboard 86/100[2]
CCM Magazine 4/5 stars[3]
Christian Broadcasting Network 4/5 stars[4]
The Christian Manifesto 5/5 stars[5]
Christianity Today 4/5 stars[6]
Cross Rhythms 10/10 squares[7]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[8]3.5/5 stars[8]
Louder Than the Music 5/5 stars[9]
Noisy Whisper 5/5 stars[10]

Beauty Will Rise is Steven Curtis Chapman's seventeenth studio album, released on November 3, 2009.


Many of the songs on the album are inspired by the accidental death of Chapman's youngest daughter, Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman.[11] Extensive liner notes by Chapman describe how each song was related to the grieving process that he and his family went through after she died. The album was produced by Brent Milligan and initial recordings took place while Chapman was on tour in various locations such as hotel rooms, backstage dressing rooms, and theatre lobbies. "Beauty Will Rise" is dedicated to Maria Sue.


The album's lead single, "Heaven Is the Face", was released to radio on August 21, 2009, peaking at No. 7 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart.[citation needed]

Commercial performance[edit]

Up to December 25, 2009, the album has sold over 81,000 copies. The album debuted at No. 27 on the US Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Steven Curtis Chapman, except where noted. 

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heaven is the Face"     3:44
2. "Beauty Will Rise"     5:29
3. "SEE"     4:36
4. "Just Have to Wait"     3:38
5. "Faithful"     4:42
6. "Questions"     3:30
7. "Our God is In Control"   Mary Beth Chapman, Steven Curtis Chapman 4:00
8. "February 20"     3:51
9. "God is It True (Trust Me)"     3:24
10. "I Will Trust You"     4:15
11. "Jesus Will Meet You There"     4:13
12. "Spring is Coming" (featuring the Children of the World Choir)   4:34
Total length:


  • Steven Curtis Chapman: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, percussion, snare drum, piano, electric guitar, programming, backing vocals, producer
  • Brent Milligan: bass guitar, percussion, piano, cello, cymbals, drums, keyboards, synth pads, baritone, producer, tracking
  • Will Franklin Chapman: drums
  • Steve Dady: engineer (recorded the Children of the World Choir vocals on "Spring is Coming")
  • David Angell: strings
  • Monisa Angell: strings
  • Adam Ayan: mastering
  • Richie Biggs: bass, cymbals, drums, mixing
  • John Catchings: strings, cello
  • Joe Causey: percussion, piano, trumpet, electric guitar, programming, Rhodes, editing
  • Jess Chambers: A&R
  • David Davidson: strings, violin
  • Ken Lewis: percussion, drums, ride cymbal
  • Russ "Russwell" Long: mixing, tracking
  • Blair Masters: string arrangements
  • Buckley Miller: mix assistant
  • John Painter: horns, engineer, horn arrangements
  • Jeff Pitzer: engineer
  • Danny Raines: management
  • Scott Sheriff: backing vocals
  • Baeho "Bobby" Shin: string engineer
  • F. Reid Shippen: mixing
  • Ben Shive: dulcimer, celeste
  • Scott Velazco: assistant engineer
  • Taylor Grubbs: tracking assistant



  1. ^ Andree Farias. "Beauty Will Rise - Steven Curtis Chapman | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
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  3. ^ "Beauty Will Rise by Steven Curtis Christian CD Book Reviews | NRTeam Member CCMmagazine". November 9, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Christian Album Reviews Archive -". Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ BigD. "Music Review: "Beauty Will Rise" / The Christian Manifesto". Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Beauty Will Rise". Christianity Today. November 3, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Review: Beauty Will Rise - Steven Curtis Chapman". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Steven Curtis Chapman, "Beauty Will Rise" Review". November 3, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Reviews - Steven Curtis Chapman - Beauty Will Rise". Louder Than The Music. November 25, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Steven Curtis Chapman: Beauty Will Rise". Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Steven Curtis Chapman, "Beauty Will Rise" Review". November 3, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2014.