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Sometime ago, I delivered a message to an organic missional church entitled Living in the Divine Parenthesis. The evening before I delivered the message, I wrote a song as a companion to the message called “He Has Anointed Us.”

I wrote it to the tune of Wavin’ Flag by K’naan.

Another organic missional church I relate to took the lyrics and recorded the song in a studio.

The lyrics are below so you can read them while you listen to the recording. The talk I delivered (above) gives the context and meaning of each line.

Give it a listen and tell me what you think . . .

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE RECORDING

Lyrics to He Has Anointed Us (Luke 4:18-21)

[All]

We are His body
Serving His lost world
They will see Jesus
He has anointed us

[A Brother Sings]

He is alive

World is revived

Lord over all

God’s future now

[A Sister Sings]

He is our home

We’ll make Him known

[A Brother Sings]

We’re on His throne

Glory is shown

[A Sister Sings]

Out of the darkness

Free from the carnage

Bearing the good news of Jes-u-s

[A Brother Sings]

Sin on the streets

Lost broken dreams

He is their Hope

True Prince of Peace

[All]

So we’re reaching out

[A Brother Sings]

Giving His love

[All]

And we’re pressing on

[A Brother Sings]

Because we are free

[A Sister Sings]

We will not wait

For some future day

It’s too far away

So right now we say

[All – Chorus]

We are His body
Serving His lost world
They will see Jesus
He has anointed us

For He’s the true King

For He’s the true King

For He’s the true King

Woh oh oh

[A Sister Sings]

Jesus has risen

A new creation

[A Brother Sings]

Spirit is in us

We are forgiven

[A Sister Sings]

We boldly say

Love is the way

[A Brother Sings]

Christ is the answer

That’s what we say

[A Sister Sings]

But we’re not just dreamers

Nor clever schemers

[A Brother Sings]

His hand has reached us

Mended our weakness

[A Sister Sings]

He lives within

Doing His will

Jubilee now

Showing us how

[All]

So we’re reaching out

[A Brother Sings]

Giving His love

[All]

And we’re pressing on

[A Brother Sings]

Because we are free

[A Sister Sings]

We will not wait

For some future day

It’s too far away

So right now we say

[All – Chorus]

We are His body
Serving His lost world
They will see Jesus
He has anointed us

For He’s the true King

For He’s the true King

For He’s the true King

Woh oh oh

[All – Chorus]

We are His body
Serving His lost world
They will see Jesus
He has anointed us

True Lord of the world

True Lord of the world

True Lord of the world

Woh oh oh

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What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • Nikki L’Hommedieu

    I think it is beautiful, spiritual, and full of soul.

  • Alex Grabb

    I’m always in support of those who do creative things with music for worship. The style just isn’t my thing. Still a great thing going on though!

  • debra elramey

    What’s not to like? It’s beautiful! Anointed!

  • David Burnet

    I want to worship and learn in a place where such a song is sung – was my first thought.

  • Vaclav

    beautiful song! beautiful Jesus! thanks for sharing it, brother Frank! 😉