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"I Heard The Bells" by Steven Curtis Chapman

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With beautiful guitar and string arrangements, Steven Curtis Chapman soars with "I Heard The Bells," from his 2005

All I Really Want For Christmas

. The verse, "Then pealed the bells more loud and deep, God is not dead nor doth he sleep," takes on a new meaning in light of the tragedy the Chapmans suffered this year, when their youngest adopted daughter Maria was killed in an accident. The album's liner notes, with photos of Maria and the Chapman's two other adopted daughters Shaohannah and Stevey Joy, are a poignant yet bittersweet reminder of the preciousness of life during this season of joy.

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