Laura Lapointe: The Battle
While Laura enjoys a variety of styles and sounds, it’s been gospel music that has deeply touched her heart and lifted her spirits in the toughest times. She started listening to gospel in middle school, then joined her college gospel choir and has not stopped singing since.
Recently Laura sang with a choir at the annual Gospel Night at the Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston, as she has for several years. She is always inspired by the opportunity to join singers from a wide range of religious and denominational backgrounds and make a joyful noise of sincere gratitude and praise together. Whether with a choir or on her own, Laura loves to bring an encouraging message through song.
One of Laura’s greatest musical influences has been her brother, Stephen, who plays jazz guitar. They have collaborated on some compositions and played together at church services and events.
Laura finds music to be a powerful form of prayer and a practical way to bring spirituality into her daily experience in both challenging and joyful moments. She hopes to release a recording at some point. For now you can learn more about Laura through the website for her one woman show, http://workboots.lauralapointe.com/about/.Song Title:
Sometimes it gets too hard to fight
You tell me to just stand still
I look and I look and I see no light
But I know Your promises will be fulfilled
I hear a voice say, It won’t be long.
The darkest hour precedes the dawn.
During the battle I claim the victory
I will shout and sing like it’s already done
I will praise You now for the things I can’t see
You told me that this battle’s already won
Even if now doesn’t look so good
And I don’t feel like singing this song
I remember that You said You would
Fight for me if I just hold on
So I will stand still and I will sing
You’ve won my battles before, so go ahead and do Your thing.
Stand still, and know the promise will be fulfilled
Hold on, be strong, this battle’s already won
When David went to fight that giant
Everybody thought he was crazy for tryin’
Violent Goliath was all scary and defiant
David said I’ve already slain a bear and lion
In the field with my sheep and God brought me out
Been through some battles before so I know what I’m talkin’ about
So don’t come out here and parade and fuss and shout
This battle is the Lord’s and God’s gonna win no doubt