The lyrics hold such conviction and comfort.
Listening to worship music has always been one of my favorite ways to spend time with God. I love classic hymns, contemporary Christian, and everything in between. Every once in a while, a song comes along that speaks right to my heart, convicting me and comforting me at the same time. “Jericho” by Andrew Ripp is one of those songs. Take a look at some of the lyrics:
I was stacking up the years I spent trading punches with the enemy
Built myself a double thick stone
Tower of lies, higher than the eye could see
Trapped in my flesh and bone
Crying out to You Lord, I’m desperate
Love, come rattle this cage and set me free
I don’t know about you, but I can certainly relate to being desperate, feeling trapped in sin, both my own and those committed against me. But then God comes in and destroys those lies with His truth. What a glorious moment!
Oh Lord, my prison turns to ruin
When Your love moves in
All of my fears like Jericho walls
Gotta come down, come down, come down
The second verse has to be my favorite. Every time I hear it, I’m humbled and reminded of how God was fighting for us from the very beginning and He’ll fight for us until the very end.
Truth was crashing through the pride and the blame
Cutting straight into the heart of me
Long before I ever called your name
You were fighting for my victory
Carved in Your flesh and bone
Are wounds that have said my souls forgiven
Oh now, I can feel the darkness trembling