Joel Houston and Taya Smith from Hillsong United have sat down to reveal the story behind Say The Word, the 2nd single to be released from the worship bands latest worship album, Empires.
I love to sing this song, says Taya. Because youre actually talking about the Word of God. She then gets emotional and turns her back to the camera, so Joel asks, Why are you crying? Her response clearly demonstrates her love and passion for the Word, Because were talking about Jesus and [Hes] the best thing ever.
Written in a billion skies
Speaking to this heart of mine
All that I am with all creation
Hanging on every word that You’ve spoken
And it will not be shaken
Clinging for life to all Your promise
Hanging on every word that You say
It will remain
And my soul will hang on every word You say
Word made flesh You wrote in grace
Promise kept through cross and grave
Over words of stone You spelled out love
And when You say it is done
It is done
I love singing this song, Taya continues in the above video. Because its actually about the Word of God, and there is this line in it that says when it is done, it is done. I love the finality of Gods word [because] potentially when everyone else says that its over or somethings dead, actually He is the one who can bring dead bones to life. And I love that because its talking about the power of the Word of God. Its definitely something Ive been falling more in love with over the last couple of years for sure.
Joel sums up the song perfectly. [Jesus] spelt that one word, love. Its why God created us, its why we worship, its what we were made for, what we were made to discover. And Jesus is the embodiment of love. Everything that the Word says, all of its instruction, it all comes through a place of love.
Empires is the 4th studio album released by Hillsong Churchs youth worship band Hillsong United. You can purchase Say The Word as well as the full album at the iTunes store.
Watch the full lyric video of ‘Say The Word’.