If you’ve never heard of this band before, Jireh is a new track by elevation worship. One listens and you’ll know exactly what I mean.
Who is Elevation Worship?
Elevation Worship is a contemporary Christian music group that was formed in 2005 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The group began as a gathering of friends who came together to worship God through songwriting and to perform. In the beginning, Elevation Worship had no intention of making any money from their work. They simply wanted to share the love of Jesus with others through song. Some of their most well-known songs include “O Come to the Altar,” “It Is Well,” and “Crazy About You.”
The three founding members of Elevation Worship were Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, and Kristian Stanfill. These men started writing songs together after meeting at a church camp and quickly realized how much they had in common musically. The band’s first album was released in 2007 under the name “We Are Alive.” Since then, Elevation Worship has released five more albums: “Nothing is Wasted” (2010), “For The Honor” (2012), “Only King Forever” (2014), “There Is A Cloud” (2016), and “Hallelujah Here Below” (2018).
About the song “Jireh”
It’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to write about a good old-fashioned worship song. And when we say “old-fashioned,” we mean “worship songs that don’t suck.”
That’s right! You know the kind: they don’t sound like your mom screaming at you for not making your bed or some guy who sounds like he wants to make out with himself while he talks about how great he is. They just sound like music. Good music. Music that can transport you somewhere else—a place where you can feel something other than rage and sadness, if only for a few minutes.
And this song? It does just that.
This song is called Jireh by Elevation Worship, and it’s about… well… Jireh! That’s right—Jireh was a mountain in Israel where Abraham went to sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22:14). He didn’t want to do it, but God told him that he would provide an animal as a substitute sacrifice so that Abraham wouldn’t have to kill his own son (Gen 22:8).
In some ways, this story has always been one of my favorites because it shows how much God loves us: even when we mess up, He is there to provide for us. He provides for our needs even when we don’t deserve them, and he does so because He loves us and wants what’s best for us.
Listen to Elevation Worship – Jireh
If you’re looking for a modern worship song to add to your playlist, “Jireh” should be at the top of your list. This song is the perfect balance of new and old—classic lyrics married with a stirring melody. If that isn’t enough to convince you, just listen to how Carol Ann’s voice carries the chorus. There aren’t many worship songs in this vein out there, but this one is well worth adding to your collection.