Posts Tagged With: Bethel Worship

Come Lord Jesus, Official Music Video Release!

Catherine and I are so excited to share with you our music video of our song Come Lord Jesus!

This song is available here: https://reflect.bandcamp.com/album/reflect-love-2

Story Behind Come Lord Jesus:

The inspiration behind Come Lord Jesus came as I was reading a book by C.S. Lewis called the “Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” to my five-year old daughter. C.S. Lewis wrote this book as an allegory for the Gospel. There is a white witch who had kept Narnia under her spell for a hundred long years. It was always winter and never Christmas. Everyone suffered under her rule and everyone who opposed her was turned to stone.

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Then Aslan returns to Narnia. Aslan is the Creator of Narnia and the Christ figure in this book. As soon as he sets foot in Narnia, the white witch loses her power. Everything thaws and Spring comes in a single day! The birds are singing, trees and flowers are blooming… It is beautiful!

As I read that to my daughter, a thrill came to my heart. I thought about the day when Jesus will come back to this world he created. The devil will lose his power and my prayer is that all our hearts, which the devil has kept frozen, untrusting, and suspicious of the true nature of Jesus, will thaw at his return!

This is also what happens to anyone who comes to the Lord. An eternal Spring comes into their heart. All your life previous to knowing Christ was the longest, hardest, most brutal winter you’ll ever know and then you meet Jesus! Spring has come at long last!

The first century church had an Aramaic word they used to greet each other:

Maranatha

This word means, “Our Lord is coming” or “Come Oh Lord”.

Jesus is returning soon! It is closer now than it ever has been!

Lyrics:

Come Lord Jesus

The winters passing on and spring has
Come, come, come Lord Jesus
Our hearts are thawing ever drawing
Near to you Lord Jesus

Fill our hearts with love and beauty
Fill our lives now, Holy Spirit

The trees are reaching for Yeshua,
Come, come, come Lord Jesus
The birds are singing Hallelujah,
Come, come, come Lord Jesus

Fill our hearts with love and beauty
Fill our lives now Holy Spirit
Fill our hearts with love and beauty
Fill our lives now, Holy Spirit

Spring rain is falling down,
Spring rain is washing out,

All the filth, all the things we could do without
All the pain all the stains you are cleansing out
All the filth, all the things we could do without
All the shame all the stains you are cleansing out…

(Instrumental)

Come Lord Jesus, Come Lord Jesus
Come Lord Jesus, Come Lord Jesus

The winters passing on and spring has
Come, come, come Lord Jesus
Our hearts are thawing ever drawing
Near to you Lord Jesus

Come, come, come Lord Jesus
Come, come, come Lord Jesus

A few extra details about this song:

This Official music video was released at exactly 11:15 AM CST on the Spring Equinox 2018 on Tuesday, March 20th.

I wrote the music for the song after a concert one day at a nursing home. It was first recorded on a smart phone on the first day of Spring as I played it for Daniel Betters, a man of God who was on his way to be with Jesus. He passed on into the next life that day and I later played this very song at his funeral. They had named the memorial service a “celebration of life” and it most certainly was! I was delighted to hear all the amazing stories of this man of his faith and love for Jesus. I was so excited and glad to have been there to hear of his walk to remember!

This song appears on our album Reflect Love.

reflect love album

Jesus would tell each one of us, “Love the person you are with in the moment. This is how we will change the world.” (I put that in quotes because this is exactly what Jesus told Howard Storm when he met with Jesus in the angels in a Near Death experience. I interviewed Howard Storm on my radio show, Sozo Talk Radio. You can listen to that here.)

Be blessed and be filled with God’s Holy Spirit so you can be the love this world so desperately needs!

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To Know You More, New Worship Song

To Know You More

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I sing for joy, in the shadow of your wings
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I cling to you, your love is unfailing
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For you hold me in your arms secure
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Faithful your friendship will endure

You are the source of love we’re desperate for
You are the force, that awakens us to more
You gave your blood, our sin you overcame
In your love we remain

CHORUS:

F#m You are all that we,
D Could ever hope and we,
A Give our all that we,
E Could know you more ….. To know you more

And when I think of what a friend I’ve been to you
It is astounding that you’ve remained so true
But I am thankful, You’ve never given up
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On me, O let me be, faithful to you

Daniel Lovett 2016

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Jesus We Love You (Bethel Music)

Hey there friends! So, I am challenging myself and resolving to start recording and sharing some of my favorite worship songs everyday and write and release a new song a week as well. I am kind of using May 1st as a quasi New Year (the Biblical Jewish New Year just started the other day). Ever feel like you just need a fresh start at life? Start over with a clean slate? Yea me too. These days I’m looking for any reason I can to “turn over a new leaf” and start fully living the life I was meant to.

Here is this amazing worship song I learned today:

Sing along with the lyrics below (musician instructions below):

JESUS WE LOVE YOU

VERSE 1

Old things have passed away
Your love has stayed the same
Your constant grace remains the cornerstone

Things that we thought were dead
Are breathing in life again
You cause your Son to shine on darkest nights

PRE CHORUS

For all that you’ve done we will pour out our love
This will be our anthem song

CHORUS

Jesus we love you
Oh how we love you
You are the one our hearts adore

INTERLUDE

Our hearts adore (Last time end on )

VERSE 2

The hopeless have found their hope
The orphans now have a home
All that was lost has found its place in you

You lift our weary head
You make us strong instead
You took these rags and made us beautiful

BRIDGE

Our affection, our devotion poured out on the feet of Jesus
Our affection, our devotion poured out on the feet of Jesus
Our affection, our devotion poured out on the feet of Jesus
Our affection, our devotion poured out on the feet of Jesus

Written by Paul McClure, Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal ©2014 Bethel Music Publishing (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. CCLI# 7030068

This version is in a more singable key for me (and perhaps you) than the original – I had to experiment a little and landed on the key of D. I put the capo on 7 instead of 4 as they do in the original.

Musicians! Here is the chord chart for this song relative to capo – useful wherever you may capo this song (at 4 for original or 7 for this version): JESUS WE LOVE YOU Bethel (key C)

Or for bass/piano if you are committing to key of D: JESUS WE LOVE YOU Bethel (key D)

I do like to play the D chord like this: X54030 – it has a nice ring to it

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