'Jesus Messiah' Chris Tomlin At New Song Cafe

'Jesus Messiah' Chris Tomlin At New Song Cafe

Take a look back at Chris Tomlin when he performed his song ‘Jesus Messiah’ at the New Song Café studio.

‘Jesus Messiah’ was released in 2008 on Tomlin’s Hello Love album. The song went on to hit #1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart, and it was nominated for Worship Song of the Year. It is a song that Christians have continued to sing around the world and remains popular after more than a decade.

“He became sin, who knew no sin
That we might become His righteousness
He humbled himself and carried the cross
Love so amazing, love so amazing”

When talking about the song’s creation, Chris Tomlin said
that it was his guitar player that first came up with the music. “The initial melody and lyrics of this song came from my guitar player, Daniel Carson. He is constantly writing and recording ideas, and from time to time I wander over to his world and listen. Among several demos, was this melody and lyric idea for a chorus that jumped out at me.”

Chris Tomlin explains how the word ‘Messiah’ was something that he has always wanted to use in a song. “One of the interesting things is that I’ve been looking for a way to use that word, Messiah, in a song. It’s not used a lot. I think it’s a beautiful word and what it says about Jesus and who he is. Finally, after several tries, I found a place to put it in the right place.”

“Jesus Messiah, name above all names
Blessed redeemer, Emmanuel
The rescue for sinners, the ransom from Heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all”

“Messiah is such a strong name for Jesus,” says Tomlin. “For when you use that name, you are truly saying that He is the name above all names–that He is the Christ, the Son of God, the Chosen One, the Savior of the world. That's why you will notice that every lyric in this song amplifies this idea of Jesus being the Messiah."