Nothing But the Blood

I have always loved the writing of Matt Redman. One of the things I love about his writing is the way you can see the impact that Scripture has on his heart. Through the lyrics he pens, one can tell that he is legit and authentic (or whatever other hip Christian term that you would like to use to describe the genuineness of Redman's writing). All of Redman's songs are laced with Scriptural truths. A great example of the authenticity of his lyrics is found in his song: Nothing But the Blood. The entire song is littered with Biblical references and truths. Redman continuously uses beautiful language to teach and emphasize the truths found in these verses. One of my favorites is the very first line: Your blood speaks a better word. The Scripture he references is from Hebrews 12 which says, "...to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel." Check out below how Redman weaves in the truth about the blood of Jesus, the righteousness that we stand upon.

Your blood speaks a better word
Than all the empty claims I've heard
Upon this earth
Speaks righteousness for me
And stands in my defense
Jesus it's Your blood

What can wash away our sins
What can make us whole again
Nothing but the blood
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
What can wash us pure as snow
Welcomed as the friends of God
Nothing but Your blood
Nothing but Your blood
King Jesus

Your cross testifies in grace
Tells of the Father's heart
To make a way for us
Now boldly we approach
Not earthly confidence
It's only by Your blood




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