Jesus Christ, Son of David

The longer I read the gospels the more it is apparent to me that very few of those who followed Christ (even his closest disciples) really believed that he was the One. That is what is so significant about Peter’s confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

However, there were a few times as Jesus was surrounded by crowds of unbelieving people that someone shouted out “Jesus Christ, Son of David, have mercy on me”. This proclamation, though short, would have carried all the weight of Peter’s confession of faith. It would have been understood as a complete acceptance that Jesus was the prophesied Messiah and each time he heard it Jesus stopped and engaged the believer.

This song is my version and compilation of those accounts. It was recorded at our house in the spring of 2008. Wolfy Johnson joined me on our upright piano.

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Jesus Christ, Son of David   (listen)

Jesus Christ, Son of David have mercy on me,
I’ve been so blind in my deceptions that your light I have not seen.
Could you spare some of the table scraps,
That fall around your feet?
O Jesus Christ, Son of David have mercy on me.

Jesus Christ, Son of David look with mercy on me.
Before all men I won’t be silent, my quaking voice I cannot keep,
I have heard the deaf and blind were healed,
When they had just believed,
O Jesus Christ, Son of David look with mercy on me.

You are the King and I call to you now, call to you now!
The Lord of everything and I call to you now, call to you now,
I believe, I believe!  

Jesus Christ, Son of David called in mercy to me.
I tossed my life aside and leapt to find the source of everything.
He said, “My child what have you come for?”
I said “just you may I receive”
O Jesus Christ, Son of David called in mercy to me.

Jesus Christ, Son of David poured his mercy on me.
I’ll shout the praises of my savior, He’s the joy of all my being.
‘Til the dawn awakes, the heavens shake,
This ransomed soul will sing,
O Jesus Christ, Son of David poured mercy on me.

You are the King and I call to you now, call to you now!
The Lord of everything and I call to you now, call to you now,
I believe, I believe!  

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8 thoughts on “Jesus Christ, Son of David

  1. love it, Nathan…! Funky start!! Great interface, to hear immediately or download. Jesus Christ Son of David rocks. It hit me hard, first time. Dig
    the rockabilly motif and the tempo changes. God be praised.
    Please give my love to Sarah! Susie is in Copenhagen.. Aaron and Em ready to hatch our first GRANDSON!!!
    In His Grip, Ed

  2. Love it man. The meditation on calling out to Christ is just plain good. I really appreciate the simplicity of the theme; beautiful.
    I’m with Ed, tempo changes etc. were great.

    Blog on bro.

  3. Great song, Nathan! I must know who played the drums…some great licks throughout! I miss your talent an passion, let alone great conversation and friendship. I trust you are doing well and hope to see you soon! JW

  4. To my man of honor ~ I anxiously await hearing this album. I will purchase one from you in person at the first possible opportunity.

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