“Jesus,” the new single from worship artist and songwriter Phil Thompson, is available now. Partnered with a music video, “Jesus” will be featured on Thompson’s sophomore album, Lion of Judah, slated to release this summer.
The message of “Jesus,” which was written by Thompson immediately after he penned the title track to his new LP, “Is too simple to even try to unpack. There is power in the name of Jesus. This name is above every other name. Undefeated and uncontested.”
He explains further, “After I finished writing ‘Lion of Judah,’ I just sat at my piano and sang it straight through from top to bottom three times. With tears in my eyes, I just worshipped and the worship got deeper and deeper. ‘Jesus’ came within a span of 15 minutes. It was birthed out of the residue of worship that ‘Lion of Judah’ created and it felt like a gift had been given to me because it came so effortlessly. That’s why it’s written in the same key and almost the exact same tempo. In my mind, these songs are sisters. There is something very solemn and peaceful about this song. It felt like a hymn to me.