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

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Redemption Song by Joel Kanitz

Today’s strong worship song is Redemption Song written by Joel Kanitz a musician at CrossWalk Lutheran in Phoenix, AZ. Redemption Song otherwise known as The Savior’s Love was written exclusively for worship at CrossWalk and is one of three original songs so far by the CrossWalk Band under the leadership of Jonathan Favorite.  The text is strong and comforting because it points us to the source of our hope and renewal as believers; namely our Savior’s love, mercy, and selfless action. Musically the song is fresh, clean and pleasing to the ear.

Bible references include Isaiah 62:12, Luke 1:68, Galatians 3:13, 1 Peter 1:18, Matthew 22:14, Ephesians 1:11, Colossians 3:12, James 2:5, 1 Peter 1:1-2, 1 Peter 2:9, Ephesians 2:4-5, 1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:10, and John 9:25.

Redemption Song

I have been redeemed
I am far from pure and holy
But God has chosen me
I have been restored
By the Father’s love and mercy
I am not the same anymore

[Chorus]

Oh, the Savior’s love
The Savior’s love
The Savior’s love has brought me through
The Savior’s love
The Savior’s love
The Savior’s love has made me new

[Verse 2]

I have been made clean
In a fountain of forgiveness
Where my sins become unseen
I have been renewed
By Jesus’ selfless actions
There is hope for me, there is hope for you

[Chorus 2]

Oh, the Savior’s love
The Savior’s love
The Savior’s love has brought me through
The Savior’s love
The Savior’s love
The Savior’s love has made me new

Woah        Woah       Woah

[Intro]
A   E   C#m   B
[Verse 1]
A             E
I have been redeemed
     C#m
I am far from pure and holy
    B
But God has chosen me
A             E
I have been restored
       C#m
By the Father’s love and mercy
     B                     A   B
I am not the same anymore
[Chorus]
E                B
Oh, the Savior’s love
             C#m
The Savior’s love
             A                   E
The Savior’s love has brought me through
             B
The Savior’s love
             C#m
The Savior’s love
             A                A   E   C#m   B
The Savior’s love has made me new
[Verse 2]
A                E
I have been made clean
     C#m
In a fountain of forgiveness
         B
Where my sins become unseen
A             E
I have been renewed
   C#m
By Jesus’ selfless actions
         B                                  A  B
There is hope for me, there is hope for you
[Chorus 2]
E                B
Oh, the Savior’s love
             C#m
The Savior’s love
             A                   E
The Savior’s love has brought me through
             B
The Savior’s love
             C#m
The Savior’s love
             A                A   E
The Savior’s love has made me new
 C#m  B      A  E       C#m  B
Woah        Woah       Woah
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