Have you ever been listening to a song and you’re like, “Jesus? Is that you?” And he’s like, “Yes. Isn’t this good?” And then you’re just a sobbing mess of being seen and feeling loved. Well, this happens to me a lot. So, here are 5 examples of songs that aren’t your typical Christian song, but are so much about Jesus that you have to listen with new ears.
All I Ask of You
God loves you. Like, really loves you. On a deep, personal, intimate level. Listen to this song. You be Christine and let Jesus be what’s his name singing to you. My favorite line:
Her: Say you love…
Him: … You know I do.
Gosh, so good.
This one rips my heart out. This one will stretch your mind a little bit because Jesus is not a Beast and he is not broken. But listen to him as his heart is breaking for the love that’s running away from him! He loves her so much, and he will love her for evermore. But he’s not going to force her to stay. That’s Jesus. His heart breaks when we leave him. His heart breaks when you leave him. But, he will love you for evermore. And he’ll stay waiting for you to return with baited breath.
“Now I know she’ll never leave me, even as she fades from view. She will still inspire me, be a part of everything I do.”
Here we shift from Jesus singing to us singing. Jesus, this night is long and this dark seems like it will never end. I can’t return to you, not like I am. I feel so alone. You said you would be here. Where are you? Ever feel like that? I know I have. And that’s how this song starts. All the despair and loneliness that comes from feeling separate from Jesus. This is so like a psalm. But, he is here. And by the end of the song, hope.
“I know that the night must end. And that the sun will rise! And I’ll hear your voice deep inside.”
This is Not Who You Are
Oh gosh. This one hits me in all the feels. In this scene, Moana is Jesus. You are Te Ka. And then Te Fiti. I don’t want to even say anything. It totally speaks for itself.
Gravity=sin=human flesh. The things I don’t want to do I do and the things I want to do I don’t do. But there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. That’s what this song is about. Jesus is bigger than gravity.
This video of the song is the ASL interpretation. It’s very good, but it doesn’t really start until 1:04, so you might want to skip ahead.
Favorite line: Gravity, stay the h— away from me… Keep me where the light is. Just keep me where the light is.
A bonus song: Song for You
This song, I think, it intended to be about Jesus. But I think that you likely haven’t heard it. Sometimes we feel like God put us on this Earth and said, “Ok. Good luck.” But that’s not true. God never left you for one second. And in fact, he’s “spared no expense” when it comes to taking care of you. He’s done everything needed for your soul. He’s done everything possible to make you united with him. You lack no good thing. He’s loved you from the start. All you have to do it open your heart. Let this song by God singing to your heart.
“Hear my song for you. I will not hold my tongue.”
Do any of these songs speak to you? What are your favorite lines? Does it make you want to go back and watch Moana? (Here’s a hint, The Ocean is God and Moana is you, most of the time. She switches to Jesus in the scene above.)
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Oh Em GEEEEE Kate, I love these songs. They are all really good, gave me the “feels,” as you say, haha, but naturally JM’s “Gravity” is the one that made me cry. As many times as I’ve heard that song and sing along every time, I still don’t completely understand what it means… But Jesus is truly the Light. Keep me where the light is! I love that. And yes, I DO want to go back and watch Moana. I only watched it that one time with Ava, and by the time we watched it that summer, Ava was already over it… So I need to watch it again, haha.