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Matt Maher’s new single found inspiration in Psalm 91


“God is in the business of raising up testimony.”

Matt Maher is an artist who needs no introduction around here. The Grammy Award-winner’s accessible sound and faithful lyrics have made him one of the biggest names in the industry.

Earlier this month, he released the new single “Your Love Defends Me.” He co-wrote the song with Hannah Kerr, who debuted the tune on her 2016 album, Overflow.

Maher spoke with New Release Today about the inspiration for the work:

“This song comes out of Psalm 91, and the idea of God being not a refuge, but our ONLY refuge. I think we can all relate to moments in our lives where who we were (or who we’ll become) comes crashing to the forefront of who we are, and all of a sudden there’s this fight happening inside for who gets control – the past or the future or the present moment now.

“When you combine that with a social media context that is always recording and documenting everything, it lives on in perpetuity either as an accusation or as a testimony. To put it simply — evil is in the business of accusation but God is in the business of raising up testimony — of who He is and what He’s done. This song talks about how God is a defender.”

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Song: Your Love Defends Me | Singer: Matt Maher

Matt Maher

Hometown: Newfoundland, Canada

Current City: Nashville, TN

Latest Album: Echoes (2017)

Fun Fact: Since his 2008 major label debut, Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A five time-GRAMMY nominee, he has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “All The People Said Amen” and “Your Grace Is Enough.” Maher has penned songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Passion and Meredith Andrews, among others.


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Twitter: @mattmahermusic
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