Declaration (Steven Curtis Chapman album)

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Studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman
Released September 25, 2001
Genre Contemporary Christian music, rock, pop
Length 56:46
Producer Brown Bannister and Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman chronology
All About Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.0/5 stars[2]

Declaration is the tenth studio album by the Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released on September 25, 2001, by Sparrow Records and it has been certified Gold.

The national concert tour that followed with Nichole Nordeman as the opening act, traveled to over 70 cities in 2002. The tour featured a re-telling of the story of five missionaries who were killed by the Huaorani people in 1956 while working in Ecuador. Each night after the story, Chapman introduced Steve Saint (the son of the slain missionary Nate Saint) and Mincaye (a native who killed the missionaries) as his guests on-stage. On Declaration, Mincaye can be heard chanting in his native language at the end of "No Greater Love".

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Live Out Loud"(Chapman, Geoff Moore) – 3:55
  2. "This Day" – 4:36
  3. "Jesus is Life"(Chapman, James Elliot) – 3:32
  4. "No Greater Love" – 4:58
  5. "God is God" – 4:17
  6. "See the Glory"(Chapman, Caleb Chapman) – 3:36
  7. "Bring It On" – 4:16
  8. "When Love Takes You In" – 4:43
  9. "Magnificent Obsession" – 5:02
  10. "Declaration Of Dependence" – 3:51
  11. "God Follower" – 4:19
  12. "Carry You to Jesus" – 4:05
  13. "Savior" – 5:36

  • Steven Curtis Chapman: vocals, background vocals (1-7,9-12), acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano (8), percussion, marimba
  • Randy Pearce: electric guitar, acoustic guitar (2)
  • Joey Canaday: bass guitar (2,6,7,9)
  • Leland Sklar: bass guitar (1,3,4,10,11,12)
  • Will Denton: drums (1-4,6,7,9,10,11), percussion (5,13)
  • Eric Darken: percussion
  • Chris Mosher: keyboards, programming, Hammond B3 organ, background vocals (10)
  • Bernie Herms: synthesizer (8)
  • Hanclaps (10): David Trask, James Isaac Elliot, Eric Darken & Steven Curtis Chapman
  • The London Session Orchestra: strings (2,5,6-9,12,13)
  • Gavyn Wright: concertmaster
  • Carl Marsh: orchestra arrangements
  • Scott Sheriff: background vocals (1,2,3,10,11)
  • Gene Miller: background vocals (6,7,9)
  • Michael Mellett: background vocals (4,5,12)
  • Mincaye: chant (4)
  • Party choir (1): Ashley Anderson, Nathan Barber, Caroline Bishop, Emily Chapman, Niki Chapman, Jennifer L. Clanton, Wesley Clanton, Sarah Dickerson, Steph Dragoo, Peter Ferrell, Anna Flautt, Daniel Green, J.J. Green, Brandon Harris, Jason Jung, Lynn Jung, Courtney Keen, Ashley Melling, Grace Monger, Hans Nelson, Margaret Patton, Gabe Pigg, Landon Pigg, Rebecca Shores & Robert Stowers

  • Produced by Brown Bannister & Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Executive Producers: Peter York & Dan Raines
  • Recorded & Mixed by Steve Bishir
  • Assisted by Hank Nirider
  • Additional engineering: Patrick Kelly
  • Digital editing: Fred Paragano
  • Tracks recorded at The Sound Kitchen (Franklin, TN)
  • Overdubs recorded at The Laundry Room (Franklin, TN) & The Parlor
  • Mixed at Seventeenth Grand Recording (Nashville, TN)
  • "This Day" mixed at The Laundry Room
  • Orchestra recorded by Geoff Foster at Air Lyndhurst (London, England)
  • Mastered by Steve Hall at Future Disc (N. Hollywood, CA)
  • Producton manager: Traci Sterling Bishir, assisted by Michelle Bentrem


  1. ^ Declaration (Steven Curtis Chapman album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Steven Curtis Chapman, "Declaration" Review". September 25, 2001. Retrieved May 6, 2014.