“Form Us” is another “Kingdom” song in the same family as “Heaven Come Down” but it takes slightly different approach. “Form Us” is a song about personal transformation that then leads us to a heart to see the Kingdom of God break in to a hurting world responding with willing hearts to Jesus’ mission as laid out in Luke chapter 4:
16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a]
20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
This is where He’s leading us – we are changed then we bring His change, we are healed then we bring healing to the hurting. We are agents of His Kingdom. We allow Jesus to do His work and transform our hearts – loving the things He loves, hating the things He hates – and then we respond by going in His name, our hearts saying “Yes Lord!”.
We want to love this things You love, we want to hate the things You hate
As Your heart is formed inside us, may we learn to walk in grace
And extend the hand of mercy, to set the captives free
Bringing freedom to the prisoner, bringing hope the blind can see
Mercy triumphs over judgement
We say, “Yes Lord!!”
Here’s a new version of “Form Us” from Vineyard Records UK. Pretty sweet!!