By Steven Shaw
My new album just dropped last week and this week I want to highlight a song a day. Each song has a lot of meaning lyrically and want to share each meaning with my friends. First song is “Wounded for Me”. I would suggest listening to song after you read lyrics and read explanations. This one is pretty simple and clear but still very powerful. Words are from an old hymn by W.G. Ovens.
(My explanations are written like this)
Wounded for Me
Wounded, wounded for me, there on the cross He was wounded for me,
gone my transgressions, now I’m free,
All because Jesus was wounded for me.
(God came as the man Jesus to live the perfect life that we could not live. Some loved him and others hated him. In the end, everyone was crying out “crucify him!” Now the Savior of the world was captured, flogged and humiliated. However, this is just the beginning of the end for Gods redemptive story)
Dyin, dyin for me, there on the cross He was dying for me;
Now in His death my redemption I see,
All because Jesus was dying for me
(Jesus died on the cross. And with Christ’s death, He has conquered death. Jesus died so that those who believe in Him would never die and live with Him eternally)
How deep the Fathers love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He would give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
(The Trinity is simple and yet the biggest mystery in all of life. One God in three distinct persons or essence. This plan to send Himself in the form of Jesus was His plan since the beginning of time. He knew that His creation with the ability to make choices would sin. By nature we are sinners. And yet God still planned to love and those who believe)
Risen, risen for me, up from the grave He has risen for me;
Evermore from death’s sting I am free,
All because Jesus has risen for me.
(This is the point of life. If Jesus didn’t raise from the dead then Christianity is pointless. But He did raise and with it, put death in its grave. Now we have the promise that Christ will raise us up when we die. Now our death is really just the beginning of true life)
Comin, comin for me, one day to earth, He is coming for me;
Then with what joy His dear face I shall see,
Oh, how I praise Him! He is coming for me.
(God isn’t just raising us from the dead. He is coming to take His children home! Finally get to see our precious Jesus face to face)