A blog about current Christian songs that have strong, deep lyrics and can be used in contemporary or blended Christian Worship formats.

Jesus, Son of God by Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels

Today’s strong worship song is Jesus, Son of God by Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels. The song just came out March 13, 2012 just in time for Easter! At Lamb of God Lutheran we will be singing it for our Easter Sunrise service or Easter Festival service. This song has all of the elements of a strong worship song. The lyrics are Christocentric (Christ-centered) and didactic, but also lead worshipers to strongly praise the Son of God. Jesus deserves our highest praise for His ultimate and perfect sacrifice to set us free from our sin.

Biblical references include John 6:38-41, Matthew 8:20, Luke 9:58, Matthew 27:29, Mark 15:17, John 19: 2-5, 1 John 4:19, 1 John 4:10, John 1:29, and Hebrews 12:2, 1 John 5:12, 1 John 5:20, Mark 1:1, Matthew 26:63-64, Matthew 27:54, Luke 1:35, John 20:31, and Romans 1:4.

Jesus, Son of God

You came down from heavens throne
this earth you formed was not your home.
Love like this the world had never known.

A crown of thorns to mock your name
forgiveness fell upon your face.
Love like this the world had never known

On the altar of your praise let there be no higher name
Jesus Son of God
You laid down your perfect life.
You are the sacrifice Jesus Son of God
You are Jesus Son of God

You took our sin You bore our shame
You rose to life You defeated the grave
Love like this the world had never known

You took our sin You bore our shame
You rose to life You defeated the grave
Love like this the world had never known

On the altar of your praise let there be no higher name
Jesus Son of God You laid down your perfect life
you are the sacrifice
Jesus Son of God
You are Jesus Son of God

Be lifted higher than all you’ve overcome
Your name be louder than any other song
There is no power that can come against your love
The cross was enough the cross was enough!
The cross was enough the cross was enough!

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3 responses

  1. Steve

    The lead sheet for this song is currently available for free download (registration required) at http://www.worshiptogether.com.  It is available in two keys: B and G.  My guess is that the original key is B but your keyboard player might ring your neck if you propose a song in B and the congregation will struggle with singing the high F# note.  The key of G is guitar-friendly and congregational singing friendly although the issue now may be the low bass notes.  Anyway, it’s a great song by Tomlin.  I understand that Matt Maher and Jason Ingram helped out as well.  

    Get your free lead sheets now because they will only be available for a week or so.

    Great job equipping the church with this website! 🐒

    Steve

    March 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  2. Heidi Martz

    As Scott’s keyboard player, I’ll chime in here and say that I found the keyboard part at http://www.praisecharts.com/chris-tomlin, in both B and Bb. I’ll use the transpose button on our Yamaha to move it down to G where everyone will be reasonably happy. 😉

    March 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

  3. Jared Calhoun

    Lifewayworship.com has it in all keys! Stellar site!

    April 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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