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Jan 2014

Murdered Son

Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice, that he should live on forever and never see the pit. – Psalm 49:7-9

The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. – Acts 5:30

We know that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. – 2 Corinthians 2:4

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is an enthusiastic exclamation point of God’s joy and celebration of all that Christ did for us in his dying on the cross; and this Sunday, we will have an opportunity to meditate upon and sing about what Jesus’ resurrection means for us by singing a new song entitled Murdered Son by John Mark McMillan. It is off his album entitled Economy, and is a simple response to the joy of being forgiven, and the hope that we have in Jesus that one day we will be resurrected to a glorious eternity with Him. Here are the lyrics:

You set us up above all the stars
You set us on a high place by where You are
And while we were dead You made us Your friends
And scattered our debt on the wind

Glory to One, God’s murdered Son
Who paid for my resurrection

Once from the dust, once from the grave
Daughters and sons from the ashes You’ve raised
And hidden our faults even from Your own face
And scattered our debt on the waves

Glory to the One Who overcame in death
Glory to the One Who paid for my offenses
Glory to the One! Glory to the One!

You can listen to Murdered Son below by clicking the video below, and you can purchase and download the full song by clicking here. You can also read a commentary on the song here, as well as read an interview with John Mark McMillan where he speaks about this song specifically. I pray that on Sunday we would sing and celebrate with joy Christ’s rising from the dead. And I pray that as we sing about the sacrificial work of Christ on Sunday, we will not only be assured of our forgiveness, but also given hope that someday in our resurrection there will be no more need for forgiveness!

Glory to One, God’s murdered Son, Who paid for my resurrection.


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