New Song Spotlight: Christ the True and Better

For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience, the many will be made righteous.

Romans 5:19

As we go through the Gospel of Matthew we’ll see many Messianic themes explored, particularly in the first four chapters. Matthew in particular focuses on fulfillment of Old Testament expectation and prophesy in the person and work of Jesus. Starting from the opening verses, we see that Jesus came as the “Son of David, the Son of Abraham” in order to fulfill the covenant expectations for both the land, seed, and blessing promised to Abraham, and the eternal throne promised to David. We see him as the faithful Israel passing through the waters, trekking into the desert for 40 days, withstanding a personal temptation from Satan, all without sin and emerging victorious. He then stands on a mountain and delivers a blessing and a “new” law (which is really a correction for how far off the religious teachers had gotten). Christ came not only to die in our place, but to live in it. This song praises Jesus for who he is as the Messiah who fulfilled all righteousness, standing in the place of his broken people and the broken leaders who led them. It also glorifies God for his sovereignty over redemptive history.

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Verse 1

Christ the true and better Adam

Son of God and Son of man

Who, when tempted in the garden

Never yielded, never sinned

He who makes the many righteous

Brings us back to life again

Dying, He reversed the curse, then

Rising, crushed the serpent’s head!

Verse 2

Christ the true and better Isaac

Humble son of sacrifice

Who would climb the fearful mountain

There to offer up his life

Laid with faith upon the altar

Father’s joy and only son

There salvation was provided

Oh, what full and boundless love!

Chorus

Amen, amen. From beginning to end

Christ the story, His the glory! Alleluia, amen

Verse 3

Christ the true and better Moses

Called to lead a people home

Standing bold to earthly powers

God’s great glory to be known

With his arms stretched wide to heaven

See the waters part in two

See the veil is torn forever

Cleansed with blood we pass now through!

(CHORUS)

Verse 4

Christ the true and better David

Lowly shepherd, mighty King

He, the champion in the battle

Where, o death, is now thy sting?

In our place He bled and conquered

Crown Him Lord of majesty

His shall be the throne forever

We shall e’er His people be!

(Chorus x2)

Words and music by Matt Papa, Matt Boswell, Keith Getty, 2020 Getty Music Hymns and Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.), Getty Music Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.), Love Your Enemies Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.), and Messenger Hymns (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

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