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

Jesus the Way

He is the Life (A Christmas Song) by Jonathan Favorite

Just in time for Christmas our strong worship song is He is the Life (A Christmas Song) by Jonathan Favorite of the CrossWalk band. This song is based on Luke 2:8-20 and John 14:6.  The lyrics are simply yet strong. The tune is folksy and very singable.  The song can be downloaded on iTunes here.

A chord sheet  is located below the video.

He is the Life (A Christmas Song)

Shepherds tending
Out in the fields nearby
Their flocks were grazing
It was an ordinary night
Just an ordinary night
When out of nowhere
A man in white appeared
And said “Do not fear!
I bring you tidings of great joy
About a little baby boy”

Woah woah
He is the Way
He is the Truth
He is the Life

“In David’s city
You’ll find the King of Heaven
In a manger
All wrapped up in his swaddling clothes
For he was born not long ago”
And with the angel
A multitude appeared
And joined in singing
“All glory be to God on high
And peace on earth, good will toward men”

Woah woah
He is the Way
He is the Truth
He is the Life

Woah woah
He is the Way
He is the Truth
He is the Life

Capo 5 in C

Intro

C  G  Am7  G  F  G

C

Shepherd tending

G

Out in the fields nearby

Am7

Their flocks were grazing

G                F      G

It was an ordinary night

C

Just an ordinary night

When out of nowhere

A man in white appeared

And said “Do not fear!

I bring you tidings of great joy

About a little baby boy”

F   C   Am  G

Woah  woah

F

He is the Way

G

He is the Truth

C

He is the Life

“In David’s city

You’ll find the King of Heaven

In a manger

All wrapped up in his swaddling clothes

For he was born not long ago”

And with the angel

A multitude appeared

And joined in singing

“All glory be to God on high

And peace on earth, good will toward men”

F   C   Am  G

Woah woah

F

He is the Way

G

He is the Truth

F   C   Am  G

Woah woah

F

He is the Way

G

He is the Truth

C       G  Am  G/B  C

He is the Life

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What a Savior – Laura Story

Today’s strong worship song is What a Savior by Laura Story which came out in 2009. The lyrics are very strong and incorporate all of the elements that I look for in a strong contemporary song. It is a song of praise to Jesus, our hero who by his mercy saved us from the depravity of our sin through His atoning sacrifice. He, the Beginning and the End (God) took our sin and shame on his shoulders!  Hallelujah, what a Savior. I also appreciate Laura Story’s God-given faith shining through her songs.

Scriptural references include Psalm 43:4, 1 John 2:2, John 14:6, Psalms 23, John 10, Revelation 22:13, Revelation 21:6, Philippians 2:9, and  John 15:15

What a Savior

Atoning Sacrifice
Keeper of this life
Hallelujah You are savior
Beginning and the end
Forgiver of my sin
By Your mercy You have saved us

Jesus You are stronger
More than any other
Hallelujah what a savior

Jesus You are higher
My soul’s deepest desire
Hallelujah what a savior

You are the shepherd king
You lead us by still waters
Hallelujah You are savior

You are my only hope
Your kindness is my friend
In Your presence You restore us

You are the way the truth and the life
You are my joy and salvation
Stood in my place taking my shame
Upon your shoulder

Jesus You are stronger
More than any other
Hallelujah what a savior

Jesus You are higher
My soul’s deepest desire
Hallelujah what a savior


The Way by Jeremy Camp

My choice for a strong worship song this week is Jeremy Camp’s The Way from the album We Cry Out: The Worship Project which was released in 2010. Jeremy’s brother-in-law from South Africa originally had the idea for the song. It is a song that emphasizes that Jesus is the world’s Savior – “He bled for all mankind to set the captives free.”  It is also a song that calls people to walk in the light of Christ. Scriptural references include John 14:6, Romans 8:22, John 8:12, Isaiah 9:2, 1 John 2:2,  John 12:35, John 1:5, John 1:7, and Revelation 21:24.

Enjoy the lyrics!

The Way

All creation cries out with longing

With groans only You could comprehend
And with wisdom, You always answer
And give the words of life
So unfailing

And Your glory shines all around us
Your faithfulness shown for all to see
When we think of all of Your wonders
The beauty of Your plan that’s been revealed
We walk in Your light
When we walk in it

(Chorus)
Shine, bright
Let Your glory fill this land
Lift high,
The King of Kings and great I AM
Jesus, You are the way

We can see the works of Your loving hands
With the hope and peace not made by man
When You poured out Your grace and Your mercy
And You held out Your arms
So we can see
And bled for all mankind
Set the captives free

Chorus

Jesus You are the way

Chorus

Jesus You are the way

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