Did anyone watch the live musical of The Passion on Fox TV last night? I really enjoyed it. It was creatively done with a surprise star studded cast singing a variety of hit music. Focusing on the music, I expected an array of Christian music, and not today's hot hits, but when I listened, and really paid attention to the lyrics, I was amazed at how well today's hit songs went with the re-enactment of the events leading up to Jesus' Crucifixion. And I was moved. Spiritually moved. It was a wonderful way to begin this holy week in anticipation and celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Here are a few of my favorite songs from last night. I included video links to the original version of the songs in case you want to download them to your play list. Or, you can download The Passion soundtrack here, which is sung by the cast. If you missed the TV version, you can watch the full episode on Fox, or Netflix.
Hands - Original version by Jewel - Sung by Trisha Yearwood (Mother Mary)
Arms Wide Open - Original version by Creed - Sung by Jencarlos (Jesus)
Bring Me To Life - Original version by Evanescence - Sung by Chris Daughtry (Judas)
Calling All Angels - Original version by Train - Sung by Jencarlos (Jesus)
I Won't Give Up - Original version by Jason Mraz - Sung by Trisha Yearwood (Mother Mary)
Demons - Original version by Imagine Dragons - Sung by Chris Daughtry (Judas) & Jencarlos (Jesus)
The Reason - Original version by Hoobastank - Sung by Prince Royce (Peter)
Broken - Original version by Lifehouse - Sung by Trisha Yearwood (Mother Mary)
Unconditionally - Original version by Katy Perry - Sung by Jencarlos (Jesus)
Listen closely to these song lyrics, I have a newfound perspective on them.
"I've found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is YOU"