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Gotta Keep - Jenna Northwood

Jenna Northwood - Gotta Keep

Title: Gotta Keep

Artist: Jenna Northwood

Genre: CCM

Release date: March 1, 2024

Type of release: Single

Source: Artist


Gotta Keep was written during a season of great sorrow and heartache. I wrote this song after finding myself in a situation I never thought I would have to face but I knew that I couldn’t give up. I knew that God would not leave nor forsake me and I had to keep moving forward. I knew that with His help, I would overcome the dark time and be okay.

During this difficult season, the line, Gotta Keep, Gotta keep it all together, would run through my mind nonstop and eventually became this song. I knew I had to keep it together for my family, my husband and my children. I couldn’t give up the fight and give into my despair, I had to keep moving on and forward because I would be okay in the end. I couldn’t give up, there was too much at stake.

My prayer for this song is that others who find themselves receiving news that shakes their world and everything they believed to be true and solid, find hope through it. That they are encouraged by the words of this song and they are reminded that they are not alone and they will be okay. My hope is to encourage others to not give in when the times get hard but to keep on going and keep on believing.

Even for those who maybe haven’t received bad news but are going through a challenging season at work, in friendships, in motherhood or in the marriage, I hope this song encourages them too. I hope they repeat the lines of this chorus that they too don’t give up but keep on fighting to overcome the challenging season.

My prayer is that people who hear this song are reminded to never ever lose their hope, trust and faith. That they chose to never give up because God is with them through the storm, even when they don’t know how they are going to get through another day. Because of God, they will be okay.

Artist Bio:

Jenna Northwood is a South African by birth but an expat now due to the nature of her pilot husbands career. Together they have four children and love travel, adventure and music. 

Jenna loves to spend time at her piano where so writes her music and has published children’s books on the Fruit of the Spirit as well. You can find her music, under her name, wherever you listen to music. You can also find her on Social Media under the handle, @jennanorthwood. 

She loves to connect with anyone who has listened to her music or read one of her books, so please reach out to her on social media.

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