Two days ago, my favorite Christian band, Hillsong United, released their newest single from their newest album, EMPIRES. The song is called TOUCH THE SKY; words by the resident lyric genius Joel Houston. The ethereal voice of Taya Smith gave life to this very beautiful hymn.
The first time that I listened to it, I felt like the words spoke to me so loudly. I could not refrain myself from listening to the song all over again.
What fortune lies beyond the stars
Those dazzling heights too vast to climb
I got so high to fall so far
But I found heaven as love swept low
The song begins with a very good question. WHAT FORTUNE LIES BEYOND THE STARS? For me there iS no fortune at all; there is no such thing as luck. I believe in God’s loving grace and providence instead. It’s more REALISTIC and COMFORTING in a deeper sense.
Sometimes we find ourselves going too far until we realize that we no longer find our lives relevant to the people around us, to the world per se. We tend to chase dreams that we thought are good for us, but in the end, Jesus wants something much better. We reach rock bottom at some points in our lives but once we learn that God and His love is all that we need, we can rise and be well again. WE CAN FIND HEAVEN AS LOVE SWEPT LOW.
My heart beating
My soul breathing
I found my life
When I laid it down
I touch the sky
When my knees hit the ground
I love the chorus of the song. The phrases are short yet powerful. The words are simple but the message it says is beyond notable.
What treasure waits within Your scars
This gift of freedom gold can’t buy
I bought the world and sold my heart
You traded heaven to have me again
This is too much. I BOUGH THE WORLD AND SOLD MY HEART. YOU TRADED HEAVEN TO HAVE ME AGAIN.
Wow! Very comforting; needless to say that this statement is very striking!
Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am
Reaching out I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever
I am so blessed and touched by this song. It reminds me that the best way to live is to surrender my life to Him. And when times get rough and we suddenly find ourselves squashed, the love of Jesus can lift us up and we’ll be renewed. This is how great our God is. Amazing grace!
If you want to listen to the song, they have already uploaded the lyric video on Youtube. It is on Spotify as well! The gift of technology, haaaa! It is best that you download the song; it’s on iTunes already! I can’t wait for the whole album to be released here in the Philippines.
Thanks for reading. Be blessed!
Jhonn Robert, 24, is a writing enthusiast, who believes that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. And that He bakes great cakes for him.