Chris Tomlin concert

January 31, 2009

Tonight I went to see Chris Tomlin on his “Hello Love” tour. As I expected, it was amazing. I’ve often said that Chris Tomlin is the closest thing we have, in today’s Church, to Isaac Watts. Both artists are keen on grandeur in simplicity, manifesting the greatness and perfection of God by simple refrains of prophetic and apostolic proclamation, e.g., his latest single, “Jesus Messiah”:

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

chorus
Jesus Messiah
Name above all names
Blessed Redeemer
Emmanuel
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from Heaven
Jesus Messiah
Lord of all

His body the bread
His blood the wine
Broken and poured out, all for love
The whole earth trembled
And the veil was torn

All our hope is in You
All our hope is in You
All the glory to You, God
The light of the world

My favorite moment of the evening was when Tomlin sang this song. It is always an amazing thing to join with thousands of others in joyfully praising God for our salvation. Another memorable moment was when Tomlin gave an account of all that has been done by his ministry and Passion in not only bringing the gospel to college students across the world, but also by teaming-up with relief agencies for fund drives. You should especially check-out the One Million Can campaign, which aims to raise a million dollars for poverty relief and, in particular, funding for surgeries on children born with deformities. Give if you can.

Here is a great video of Tomlin performing, “Holy is the Lord,” at Passion 2005:

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2 Responses to “Chris Tomlin concert”

  1. Hi Kevin, It has been awhile since I visited here. I am glad I did. The lyrics to “Jesus Messiah” are fantastic. I will definitely look for it in the Christian bookstores I frequent. Thanks for sharing!

    God bless!

  2. Glad you liked it. Do buy it; it’s a great album.

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