Introducing: You Came (Lazarus) by Bethel Music | New Worship Song

WEB_newsongs_youcame.jpg

We regularly introduce new songs to you here at C3 Church Wellington but instead of just surprising you with them on Sunday, we want to share them with you in advance so that you can add them to your playlists, get to know them, and really understand the heart behind us adding them to our Sunday setlists. And with that, we’re so excited to introduce to you our first new song of 2018!

You Came (Lazarus) by Bethel Music.

You Came (Lazarus) was written by Melissa Helser, Jonathon David Helser and Ed Cash for Bethel Music and released in 2016 as part of the Beautiful Surrender album. It is a beautiful song of worship as Lazarus praises Jesus, knowing that He would come and raise him from the grave, because He is a miracle-working God!

The Context

Jesus responded to the call of Mary and Martha when their brother Lazarus fell deathly ill, traveling to Judea to raise Lazarus from the grave after four days. Lazarus had been unwell for a while. Jesus waited three days to visit him and his sisters, but still He came.

Before leaving, Jesus spoke to his disciples and said, ‘“Lazarus, our friend, has just fallen asleep. It’s time that I go and awaken him.’” [John 11:11.] His disciples didn’t understand that Lazarus was in fact dead, leading Jesus to continue that ‘“for your sake, I’m glad I wasn’t there, because now you have another opportunity to see who I am so that you will learn to trust in me. Come, let’s go and see him.”’ [John 11:15]

Upon arriving, Jesus assured Martha of her brother’s resurrection. Martha ran to her sister, Mary who fell at His feet.

‘“I am the Resurrection, and I am Life Eternal. Anyone who clings to me in faith, even though he dies, will live forever. And the one who lives by believing in me will never die.”’ — John 11:25-26

Tears streamed down Jesus’ face, deeply moved with tenderness and compassion as He saw Mary weeping at His feet and all her friends who were with her grieving. Then Jesus came to the tomb and told them to roll away the stone. Still Martha doubted.

‘Jesus looked at her and said, “Didn’t I tell you that if you will believe in me, you will see God unveil his power?”’ — John 11:40

Jesus called out to His Father and declared the authority given to Him by God, before shouting, ‘Lazarus! Come out of the tomb!’ Then in front of everyone, Lazarus, who had died four days earlier, slowly hobbled out.

This song is written from the perspective of Lazarus who despite being sick for a long time and eventually getting to the point of death, knew that Jesus would come. Jesus stood outside his grave with tears still on His face, spoke his name and Lazarus’ night was turned to day. With one word, his heart was beating, he rose from his grave and his fear was turned to faith. Lazarus worships Jesus, declaring that he knew that He would come. He is a miracle-working God.

Our prayer

Our heart with this song is that it brings you hope as we declare that He is a miracle-working God! We pray that your fear will turn to faith and you will be raised up from the darkness. Jesus stands outside your door with tears on His face, ready to speak your name and turn your night to day. We believe that He will come and your heart will wake up. He said that death is only sleeping — your darkness is only a season and we trust that when you see God’s face, you will not be afraid, you will come alive.

Lyrics

You stood outside my grave
With tears still on Your face
I heard You say my name
My night was turned to day

You came, I knew that You would come
You sang, My heart it woke up
I’m not afraid, I see Your face, I am alive
You came I knew that You would come

You said death’s only sleeping
With one word my heart was beating
I rose up from my grave
My fear was turned to faith

You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God
You are a miracle-working God

You turn my fear into faith
You raise me up from the grave
You turn my fear into faith
You raise me up from the grave

You came, yeah You came, yeah You came

I knew You would come

Listen

 

By Hollie Arnett