And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17-19 (NIV)
One of my favorite parts of being a Worship Leader is the never-ending quest for new songs to use while we worship God. We live in a time where there are so many churches producing quality, singable, theologically sound worship music; it's actually very difficult to narrow down what to introduce because of that.
That being said, "Jesus We Love You," by Bethel Music, has quickly become one of my favorite songs to use in worship. The first time I heard it used in a live setting was at the SALT Conference in Nashville last year, and I remember being blown away by the second verse in particular:
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
Such a powerful representation of the love that God has given to us, followed by a challenge to do something about it. "For all that you've done, we will pour out our love." We get to love because he first loved us.
I've embedded the song story, lyric video, and a few playlists and links below. I hope that you find encouragement in the truths of this new song. Sing it loud!
Read more about the story behind the song at New Release Today.
Matt Dailey serves as Worship Director at Navarre UMC, and has been at the church since 2013. When he's not leading worship and designing graphics, he enjoys baseball, comic books and team trivia. Read more about Matt here.