My Immortal Jesus

My Immortal Jesus (Evanescence) performed by Daniel, Ellie and Emma (this is the much cuter version):

Here is another (slightly better) take I did later that night:

(Want to learn how to play it? Lyrics and chords and the story of my interpretation of this song below. HERE is a link to a tutorial on how to play this song!):

My Immortal Jesus – adapted from the Evanescence son “My Immortal”

A C#m
I’m so tired of being here
Suppressed by all of my childish fears
But Jesus never leaves –
Thank you for never leaving me
Your presence still lingers here –
You’ll never leave me alone


F#m C#m F#m
Your wounds are here to heal
C#m F#m
Your love is just so real
C#m E Esus E
Your love’s too strong for any to erase


F#m D E C#m
When we cry you wipe away all of our tears
When we scream you’ll fight away all of our fears
And you’ve held our hand through all of these years
F#m D E
So you still__ have all of me

A C#m
You captivate me by your resonating light
And now I’m bound to your life you gave for mine
Your love will lead me, and intoxicate my dreams
Your voice it chased away all the insanity in me


D F#m E D
Lord Jesus thank you for your love that’s so near
Bm7 C#m D E
You make me brave just to know that you’re here now w/ me


My story and what this song means to me:

Well, it was shortly after I had learned this song that I had a dream themed around the songs idea. It is a song about a haunting. In my dream there was this woman who was seduced by an evil spirit that wanted to live in and through her. All she had to do was ritually offer herself to the spirit and stab herself. I was made aware that it was a vampire spirit and that this spirit had attached itself to me. (I had been very tired for a couple months and the existential angst had grown quite a bit. This revelation explains it. Something from the spirit realm was sucking my energy.)

I awoke to the Lord’s Presence very strong with me. He asked if I would pray the spirit of the vampire away. I prayed something like what Smeagol said to Gollum, “Go away and never come back… in Jesus name.”

The Holy Spirit then asked me if I would surrender fully to him. Why would I hesitate? I mean, think about it.

Jesus created me by himself for himself. Isn’t it right and make complete sense for the thing which was made to offer itself to it’s maker? Besides, God is love… so, I “get to” surrender to love. How awesome is that?

“Yes, I surrender completely to you!”

The LORD’s Presence was so powerful yet so very gentle. There was nothing between us and I knew it. I was completely loved and accepted. The only way I can describe it was that I felt brave in his love. I could face the world when I am submitted to him.

That was where this lyric from the bridge came from: “You make me brave just to know that you’re here now with me”. That’s what this version is about. Jesus will never leave us or forsake us. This is all the grace and strength we need to face anything and overcome all of life’s obstacles. You can get over that addiction. You can heal from that heartache or grief. There is hope to carry on… because Love itself is here with you now. One of God’s names is “I AM with you”. That may seem like a stretch for you to accept. But search it out yourself and you will discover it is true.

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NLT

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