Natalie Grant and Cory Asbury have teamed up to record a powerful rendition of "You Will be Found" from a popular modern-day musical-turned-movie.
Dear Evan Hansen originally hit popularity as a musical by Steven Levenson. It follows the story of Evan Hansen (sung by Ben Platt, who later plays the character in the 2021 movie adaptation), a high schooler with social anxiety.
The musical contains a range of songs that allows the audience to relate and feel connected to the characters, especially "You Will be Found."
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"The first time I ever heard this song, I was so overcome with how it just made me think of the message of the Gospel. The lyrics immediately made me think of the love of Jesus and how it has the ability to find every single one of us. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done, there’s never a moment that you are so far gone that the love of God can’t find you," Grant says, according to The Christian Beat.
"You Will be Found," written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, captures the moment where the plot progresses. Evan shares with his classmates how he is feeling lost and lonely without ever saying it, he disguises it as a way to connect with his peers, asking if they have ever felt that way.
Grant then says that she feels like she was given the opportunity to spread God's love to others through this song. To let those who are broken and on the ground know that they will be found.
The meaning behind the song almost immediately became an anthem for those struggling with depression and anxiety and with Grant's gospel-inspired cover of the song, featuring Cory Asbury, she hopes it will provide a source of encouragement and peace to her listeners. Reminding them that the ultimate hope is found in Jesus.
Grant recently wrapped up the 2022 "K-LOVE Christmas Tour" alongside Danny Gokey, Brandon Heath, Tasha Layton and Jon Reddick this weekend in Texas and Arkansas.