Jesus Is The Great Leveller

Not that long ago I was inspired to write a song about how every faction or division that touches on meaningless in the perspective of eternity has been cancelled out by Jesus.  Whether those being barriers between the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak, the old and the young or pretty much anything that causes hostility, division and unnecessary human mess. Isaiah prophesied  a great event in which he stated “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low” (Isaiah 40:4). This was then quoted by John the Baptist, preparing the way for Jesus, fulfilling the prophesy of Isaiah, in which Jesus brought salvation to humanity and created a flat plain for all at the foot of the cross.

The song takes us through various places in life people are at, identifying contrasts in the short and long straws people have been dealt. The chorus reveals that this doesn’t actually matter and all happen to be straws of a similar short length in comparison to being a part of a new society where justice reigns all because of Jesus Christ, the son of God.

Musically, this song was based on two piano riffs created over a year ago that were used for the verses and the chorus with the bridge riff added as the song was written. The vocals were written to sit on top of the piano riffs to carry the lead melody throughout the verses and the bridge. The chorus was made to increase the energy revealing the answer, Jesus as the great leveller for all the different places people are at in life.

The song was recorded, mixed and mastered at the central studio of the church as a part of a project for a compilation of songs created by youth from around the church. It’s turned out to be a nice mix that was very well done!

Lyrics

1. Some seek a holiday,
A way they can retreat
And some seek the opposite,
Purpose in their lives.
Some have seen it all,
They know it all too well
And some have it all ahead of them.
Destined for more than just things of men.

2. Some live inside
Kingdoms they’ve built in life
Their guards are always up
And no, they trust no-one.
Some float here and there,
You’ll find them anywhere
In the great winds of life’s trends
These winds that seem to never end.

Can such difference by joined?
Can it all be straightened out?
One day it’ll all mean nothing,
So why does it mean so much now?

The great levelling
Where mountains fall and valleys rise
The great levelling
Where it doesn’t matter where you are in life
The great levelling
Where mountains fall and valleys rise
The great levelling
All because of Jesus Christ.

3. Some have no fixed abode,
They’re always on the run
And as life unfolds
They wish it folded back again back again.
Some have all there is to have
They’re never satisfied
On this endless chase
To fill the empty space.

The great levelling
Where mountains fall and valleys rise
The great levelling
Where it doesn’t matter where you are in life
The great levelling
Where mountains fall and valleys rise
The great levelling
All because of Jesus Christ.

It’s the great levelling,
It’s the great levelling (repeat)

The great levelling
Where mountains fall and valleys rise
The great levelling
Where it doesn’t matter where you are in life
The great levelling
Where mountains fall and valleys rise
The great levelling
All because of Jesus Christ.

NCCC © 2014 Jesus Fellowship Songs/CopyCare Ltd.

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