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03. Jesus is Life

by Steven Curtis Chapman


Ladies and Gentleman, children of all ages
Anyone listening, Iíve got an announcement to make
Thereís been some confusion about a certain someone
A lot of discussion and a lot of debate
So if I may take just a moment to say who Jesus is to me

Jesus is life, yeah, oh, oh, oh
Jesus is life, yeah, oh, oh, oh
The air Iím breathing
Why my heart is beating
Everything Iím needing
Jesus is life
Jesus is life

Imagine the deepest sea without a drop of water
An infinite galaxy without even one single star
Thatís how I would beÖso absolutely empty
Without Jesusí life in me thereíd be no life at all
More than just a part, Heís the very heart of everything I am

This is my position concerning my condition
This is my position concerning my condition
This is my position my life by definition

Jesus is life
Jesus is life
Jesus is life
Jesus is life

Written by Steven Curtis Chapman and James Isaac Elliott ©2001 Sparrow Song (admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) / Peach Hill Songs (admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) / BMI / Cabinetmaker Music / ASCAP

Behind the Song:
"This is a phrase that I first heard several years ago from a producer [Sandi Patti, Larnell Harris, Steve Green] and good friend Greg Nelson. He said that Jesus is not a part of life, not an addition to my life, not even a way of life but Jesus is life itself. There has been a lot of debate recently about who Jesus is. Weíve seen cover stories in Newsweek and Time magazine. They have done stories about who the real historic Jesus was. As much as anything this song is a response to all the debates that Iíve seen and heard about who Jesus is. Itís a declaration. As a Christian I need to hear myself say it - Jesus is life - to remind myself itís one of the reasons why I think the declarations that Iím making on this record are important. Musically, this has the feel of classic rock with it still being current and feeling modern. This track was all cut live in the studio and we did a little keyboard overdubbing." - Steven Curtis Chapman

(Jn. 14: 6; Jn .11: 25; Gal. 2:20)




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