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Jerusalem (A New Song)

Every now and again I like to share a new song I’ve found. Recently I’ve really been enjoying one titled “Jerusalem,” written by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson, and Tiarne Kleyn. What do I like about it? I like that it is written in the present tense rather than the past tense; I like the constant calls to action: See, Hear, Feel, Lift; I like the progression from the streets of Jerusalem, to the cross, to the empty tomb, to the New Jerusalem; I even like the simplicity of the melody. Read it and listen to it right here (scroll down for a lyric video):

VERSE 1
See Him in Jerusalem
Walking where the crowds are
Once these streets had sung to Him
Now they cry for murder

Such a frail and lonely Man
Holding up the heavy cross
See Him walking in Jerusalem
On the road to save us

VERSE 2
See Him there upon the hill
Hear the scorn and laughter
Silent as a lamb He waits
Praying to the Father

See the King who made the sun
And the moon and shining stars
Let the soldiers hold and nail Him down
So that He could save them

VERSE 3
See Him there upon the cross
Now no longer breathing
Dust that formed the watching crowds
Takes the blood of Jesus

Feel the earth is shaking now
See the veil is split in two
And He stood before the wrath of God
Shielding sinners with His blood

VERSE 4
See the empty tomb today
Death could not contain Him
Once the Servant of the world
Now in vict’ry reigning

Lift your voices to the One
Who is seated on the throne
See Him in the New Jerusalem
Praise the One who saved us
Praise the One who saved us!

You can find chords and sheet music here.


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