Raised To Life

At Redeemer, we really love to sing, "teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness" in our hearts to God. (Col 3:16)

This Sunday, July 26, we'll be introducing a new song, titled "Raised To Life",  written by Steven Furtick, Matt Redman, Chris Brown, Mack Brock and recorded by Elevation Worship.

If you get the chance, we'd love it if you'd give it a listen and come ready to sing!

Here's a link to the song in Spotify.

You can also check it out on the Elevation site here.

You can view the full lyrics here.

Because we want to understand the words that we sing together, we thought it would be helpful to post the song and the lyrics ahead of time, and explain a little bit about what they mean.

I've posted the lyric in full below, but I'm going briefly to zoom in on the third verse for just a minute, particularly the following lines:

Death overcome by the Word
That was spoken before it was finished

Jesus saves is our song everlasting
Come let us worship Him

The Gospel of John calls Jesus, the Christ, "The Word", who was in the beginning, who was with God, who was God, and by Whom all things were made. In Him was light, and His light was the light of men (John 1), and that all who trusted in Him would be saved (John 3:16).

In this sense, the Word was "spoken" before Jesus was sacrificed for the sins of the world. He had declared what He came to do, and accomplished what he came for, a victory He won at the cross and declared with the words "It is finished" (John 19:30). Three days later, Jesus rose victorious, overcoming Death and giving new life to all who trust in Him.

Because of the atoning death and triumphant resurrection of Christ, those in Him are literally "new creations" (2 Corinthians 5:17). Jesus put the old "us", condemned because of our sin, to death, and made us totally new. We are raised to life in him!

Hope you enjoy this great song about the victory of Christ!

Full lyrics:

Raised To Life

Precious compassion that pours
From the wounds that have won our salvation
Sin was strong but the Savior is stronger
Come let us worship Him

Great was the debt that we owed
And how high was the price of our healing
Paid in full by the One who is worthy
Come let us worship Him

Raised to life with Christ the Savior

In His name a new creation
Now our song will rise
Adoring Christ the Lord

Death overcome by the Word
That was spoken before it was finished
Jesus saves is our song everlasting
Come let us worship Him

Sin was strong
But Jesus is stronger
Our shame was great
But Jesus you're greater