Brand new EP from thought-provoking singer/songwriter Sara Groves. Includes reimagined versions of 3 fan favorites, including the upcoming single and title track "To The Dawn." Sara Groves is a mom, wife, singer/songwriter and recording artist with a passion for justice and a heart of mercy. She has joined forces with International Justice Mission to advocate for victims of human trafficking for the past 12 years. Groves, her husband Troy, and their three children (Kirby, Toby & Ruby) reside in St. Paul, Minn. where they cultivate an artist support community out of a 105 year-old church called Art House North.
"I have felt compelled for several years to write songs for and about the work of International Justice Mission. I often picture these friends in my mind as I go through my day, and wonder what kind of encouragement they might need. They regularly choose to enter dark places where violence and fear are the norm. They are mothers and fathers themselves who are committed to seeing individuals and families experience flourishing. They are motivated by their faith to participate in the long processes that will transform judicial systems and bring protection for the poor. So, when I was asked to find a song about ‘light’ for an IJM event, it was a challenge! Many of the songs I found were happy-clappy songs that didn’t seem to fit the gravity of darkness, the genuine necessity of light… until, I found the hymn There’s a Light Upon the Mountains. The original lyric is worth looking up, but the line that caught me was at the end of the second verse, the hearts of men are stirring. Greed, envy, terror, violence, meanness - it gets dark, but our hearts are stirred, to the dawn." –Sara Groves
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