Hope of the World

This weekend Brian will teach us and a new song by Hillsong called Hope of the World.
I've been doing a little research on this song to learn more about the thought process behind its creation and the verses used as inspiration. I found that the song draws upon
Ephesians 2:11-13:
"Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands—that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ."

As well as Mark 10:45
"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

Upon reading more of an interview I wanted to share with you what Reuben Morgan, one of the writers of the song, says about it.

"I would definitely say the main message is the picture of Christ with His arms open wide on the Cross, drawing the world to Himself, welcoming the world. It's a picture of His victory through His death on the Cross."

Lyrics:
For the love poured out
For the price of freedom
Let the whole earth sing
The praises rising
We stand in awe of what You've done
For us, at the cross

The hope of the world
Lifted on high
Calling us home with arms out wide
To know You forever, to love You forever
You are our everything

Our sin erased,
We're forgiven
You made a way
You are our ransom
And we owe this life for all You've done
For us, at the cross

The hope of the world
Lifted on high
Calling us home with arms out wide
To know You forever, to love You forever
You are our everything

All we need is You

The hope of the world
Lifted on high
Calling us home with arms out wide
To know You forever, to love You forever
You are our everything


So before we sing this song I'd like us to sit with one of the verses of inspiration as we reflect on the amazing ransom of Christ.

Mark 10:45: "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

Hailey