June 1, 2017
Behind the Song: The Price You Paid
There’s a lot of power behind those two words when it comes to praising our God. Especially when we take into consideration His love, our sin, the Cross, and His victory.
“The Price You Paid” was birthed out of a desire to thank God for the sacrifice He made in order to reestablish a broken relationship with Him.
O Lord my God,
So blameless and so pure
Took on flesh,
To save what once was Yours
Verse 1 References Jesus taking on flesh to be with us here on earth [John 1:14] because we were created to be HIS. When we chose to abandon that love, Jesus taking on flesh was the only way to bridge the gap between The Father and humanity
Lost in sin,
My heart so far from You
I let you in,
I’m coming back to You
Verse 2 continues the story line of the process of redemption. We are [humanity] the prodigal son [Luke 15:11-32] lost in chasing our own desires. Then we realize how lost we are and choose to allow the Lord to lead us back to Him.
To overcome the grave
Was won by You
Now free of guilt and shame
Verse 3 finishes the story as our relationship with Christ has been redeemed. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 says 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The price You paid to make me Yours
For all You’ve done, what is to come
The chorus declares the importance of having your heart in a constant posture of thankfulness. Hebrews 12:28 says, “Do you see what we’ve been given? An unshakeable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God.” Always remembering the gift of Salvation we have been given, all the Lord has done and is going to continue to do is something we have to look forward to.
Your love poured out
Up on the cross
My sin forgiven
Death lost its grip
You fought for me
My gift of freedom
The bridge goes into detail about Gods unfailing love for us [humanity] and how He fought hell and the grave in order to redeem our severed relationship. Exodus 14:14 (NLT) says The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. How awesome that our God is active and always fighting for us!
As a church we are big believers that our worship songs must go beyond just being words. It must become a lifestyle we continuously live out day in and day out.
We hope this song blesses you and uplifts you as it was a blessing to have written for the Church.
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