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Reba Offers Solution for Today’s Hardships: Get ‘Back to God’

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Reba McEntire has a new music video with a message she offers up as a solution for today’s hardships: get “back to God.”

The song “Back To God” appears on her upcoming gospel double album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, which drops on Feb. 3.

The video for the spiritual song shows McEntire singing inside of a  church with stained glass windows. We see people with broken hearts who have lost loved ones and are grieving. They all come together inside the church to worship and heal together. The video plays out while McEntire sings, “You can’t hope the best / Make a wish / The only answer is / We give this world back to God.”

The country legend shot the gorgeous visuals for the video at sites around Nashville. Directed by Mason Dixon, the video’s intention was to show that the folks struggling in the video are not all that different.

“They have a common goal: get closer to God. Talk about God. Fellowship,” Reba told Rolling Stone. “So when they get in the church, everybody has that oneness, that feeling of yes, we’re a group. Small group, large group, doesn’t matter.”

Although the song is new to McEntire, it’s not a new song. It was originally recorded by Randy Houser back in 2008 for Anything Goes. The song was never released as a single, but McEntire found it, and it’s always had a special place in her heart.

“When Randy didn’t release it as a single, I thought, hmm, maybe someday I get to do that,” she said. “I had to make it different because his [version] was so good … So we got it on there, but it’s a great song! Everybody was saying, ‘Oh my gosh, we need this, we need this song right now.’ Well, we’ve always needed this song.”

Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope also features Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood,  as well as McEntire’s mom and sister.

Back to God Lyrics

Have you looked around, have you heard the sound
Mama’s cryin’
Or do you turn away when you see the face
Of the innocent dyin’
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In these darkest days are you not afraid
That it’s too lateYou gotta get down on your knees, believe
Fold your hands and beg and plead
You gotta keep on prayingYou gotta cry, rain tears of pain
Pound the floor and scream His name
‘Cause we’re still worth savingWe can’t go on like this and live like this
We can’t love like this
We gotta give this world back to God

Have you lost a love? Do you feel like givn’ up?
Has your heart been broken?
Are your kids okay? Will they come home safe?
And do you he there hoping?

You can make a wish, you knock on wood
It won’t do no good

You gotta get down on your knees, believe
Fold your hands and beg and plead
You gotta keep on praying

You gotta cry, rain tears of pain
Pound the floor and scream His name
‘Cause we’re still worth saving

Can’t go on like this and live like this
We can’t love like this
Gotta give this world back to God

You gotta get down on your knees, believe
Fold your hands and beg and plead
You gotta keep on praying

You gotta cry, rain tears of pain
Pound the floor and scream His name
‘Cause we’re still worth saving

Can’t go on like this and live like this
We can’t love like this
You can hope the best, make a wish, the only answer is
We give this world back to God

Gotta give this world back to God
Give this world back to God

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