Jesus is Here

by Chris Juby

Lyrics

Jesus is here, moving among us
Bringing good news to the poor
Jesus is here, healing the broken
Calling the lost to come home

Jesus, I need you, your presence is freedom
Saviour, I call on your name
Open my eyes to the power of your kingdom
Lead me in truth and in grace

Jesus is here, freeing the captives
Breaking the chains of our sin
Jesus is here, raising the fallen
Making the dead live again

Jesus is here, calling disciples
Teaching the way of the cross
Jesus is here, giving his Spirit
Breathing new life into us

© 2018 Chris Juby

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Story

Still something of a work in progress.

We preach through one of the Gospels between Christmas and Easter most years at Kings. When I'm preparing worship for those series I always struggle to find contemporary songs that talk about the life and ministry of Jesus rather than focussing on his death and resurrection. So I decided to write one.

I knew I wanted a song to use in wholehearted response to preaching on Gospel texts, so it had to describe Christian experience. But I also decided to limit myself to only writing what I could imagine the original followers of Jesus being able to say. The whole song recognises the transforming power of Christ and our need of him.

The linked recording is just demo. It will probably still change a little bit and then the song will get a full release through Resound Worship.