Servant King was written for congregational worship at Redeemer Church in Champaign/Urbana, IL. It was inspired and written from Phillippians 2:5-7:
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
When we come into contact with a God who empties himself of all the things he deserves to become a servant to those who would fight and demand for what we do not deserve we are confronted with a selflessness that is like nothing we see today. This kind of love challenges every aspect of what we demand for ourselves. It challenges definitions of love that we hear communicated around us every day. Oh, the beautiful love of Jesus.
If you find this song to be an encouragement to you, please share it with others. I give this song freely because of what has been freely given to me.
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