House on Solid Rock – Revivify

House on Solid Rock is back with “Revivify”, a single set for release Friday, 4/6/18, to iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Music, Spotify and many other fine online music retailers.

The tune has an infectious ‘sing-along’ quality.  Stylistically the song calls to mind output from classic alt rock bands like Weezer or REM, yet with a more relaxed vibe and a slightly more melancholy tinge, which brings me to the most important element… the message.

In Luke 7:47, Jesus says those who are forgiven much, love much as a result. Similarly, I would suggest those of us who are more aware of having been rescued from the brink of hopelessness often seem to appreciate the healing power of Christ’s hope in a very special way.  And those who have palpably suffered through years of wandering in dark clouds of doubt and depression have a fundamentally deeper appreciation for the respite and clarity light brings whenever and wherever it shines upon their hearts and lives.

https://houseonsolidrock.bandcamp.com/track/revivify

Even those of us fortunate enough to have enjoyed relatively sheltered and generally happy childhoods will find at least a part of ourselves depicted in this song. For when we pause to consider the depth of our neediness as sinners, we remember that we were totally incompetent to do anything to set us free from the chains of guilt and death. Even the most blessed, rich and popular people of the world have dings and dents that cannot be repaired by human effort. We are only saved by trusting and following Jesus, the one who paid – at His own expense – the ultimate price to set us free. It is through faith in Jesus that we are revivified. Jesus brought the key and unchained us.

When we are born again, dread and fear are banished. Instead, we discover exhilaration because Christ has breathed new life into us for eternity!

A lyric video is also going live at YouTube  on 4/6/2018.

Check it out!  Sing along!  And I predict this song will really grow on you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bX6kZur3Mg

Revivify

Twenty years of thought suppression
Childhood spent in deep depression
Feelings of incompetence
My life was always on the fence
My life was filled with dings and dents
But now I’m saved at your expense

Your love has revivified me
You brought the key and unchained me
You came to exhilarate me
You breathed new life in me for all eternity

No longer do I feel depleted
‘Cause since you came, I feel accreted
Now I want to tell my stories
Share with doubters allegories
From endangered territories
To their broken dormitories

Your love has revivified me
You brought the key and unchained me
You came to exhilarate me
You breathed new life in me for all eternity

Your love has revivified me
You brought the key and unchained me
You came to exhilarate me
You breathed new life in me…

Your love has revivified me
You brought the key and unchained me
You came to exhilarate me
You breathed new life in me for all eternity

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