“In the River” by Jesus Culture

Song: “In the River”
Artist: Jesus Culture (Kim Walker-Smith)
Album: Let it Echo (2016)
Genre: Worship

“In the River” is the fourth track on Jesus Culture’s latest album, “Let it Echo,” released in 2016. It was written by Chris Quilala, but is sung by Kim Walker-Smith. In this video Kim shares the story behind this song. The central message of this song is joy, she says in another interview, and it’s based on four Scripture passages: Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 46:4, Galatians 5:22-23, and Revelation 22:1. 

Taking a quick look at two of the passages she mentions, Revelation 22:1-5 concludes John’s vision of New Jerusalem, the city of God, which begins in Rev. 21. It describes the water of life flowing through the city as a river, with fruit-bearing trees on either side, whose leaves are for healing the nations. In Ezekiel’s similar vision he saw the river bringing healing and life wherever it flowed (Ezekiel 47:1-12). Isaiah saw New Jerusalem being created “as a rejoicing and her people a joy” (Isaiah 65:18, 66:10). Psalm 46:4 brings all this together: “There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.”

Here is the video to “In the River” followed by the lyrics:

Lyrics

There is a river where goodness flows
There is a fountain that drowns sorrows
There is an ocean deeper than fear
The tide is rising, rising

There is a current stirring deep inside
It’s over flowing from the heart of God
The flood of heaven crashing over us
The tide is rising, rising
Bursting, bursting
Up from the ground we feel it now
Bursting, bursting
Up from the ground we feel it now

We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river

There is a current stirring deep inside
It’s over flowing from the heart of God
The flood of heaven crashing over us
The tide is rising, rising
Bursting, bursting
Up from the ground we feel it now
Bursting, bursting
Up from the ground we feel it now

We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river

Break open prison doors
Set all the captives free
Spring up a well, spring up a well
Spring up a well in me
Nothing can stop this joy
We’re dancing in the streets
Spring up a well, spring up a well
Spring up a well in me

We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
Spring up a well, spring up a well
Spring up a well, spring up a well
Spring up a well in me

We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river

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