This song was written by Marc Martel and Jason Germain, and was recorded by Downhere… included on their album, Wide-Eyed And Mystified.
Downhere (stylized as downhere) is a Christian rock band from Canada. They have released 6 studio albums to date and have won several Juno and Covenant Awards.
The band was formed by Marc Martel and Jason Germain, who were roommates at Briercrest Bible College in Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1999, Martel and Germain added fellow Canadians Jeremy Thiessen and Tyson Manning, along with American Corey Doak, and released an album independently on Slyngshot Records. Tyson and Doak left the band, and, later on, Downhere signed with Word Records. In 2001, they moved to Nashville, TN. The band soon added bassist Glenn Lavender, whom they had met two years earlier. Downhere’s independent album was reissued with the inclusion of bassist Lavender, and released in 2001 as their international debut, downhere.
I don’t remember the first time I heard downhere, but, since then, I’ve appreciated the depth of their lyrics and their sound. In fact, I’ve led a Bible Study I put together, based on the lyrics of several of their songs.
This song tries to get through all the clutter and noise about Jesus… and get to the real Jesus.
Bible Reference… Matthew 28:18; John 1:14; 14:6; Philippians 2:6-11
Jesus on the radio. Jesus on a late night show. Jesus in a dream, looking all serene.
Jesus on a steeple. Jesus in the Gallup poll.
Jesus has His very own brand of rock and roll.
Watched Him on the silver screen. Bought the action figurine.
But Jesus is the only name that makes you flinch.
Oh, can anybody show me the real Jesus?
Oh, let Your love unveil the mystery of the real Jesus.
Jesus started something new. Jesus coined a phrase or two.
Jesus split the line at the turning point of time.
Jesus sparked a controversy. Jesus, known for His mercy, gave a man his sight.
Jesus isn’t white.
Jesus loves the children, holds the lambs. Jesus prays a lot.
Jesus has distinguishing marks on His hands. (CHORUS)
If anybody walks behind the Good Shepherd…
If anybody holds the hands that heal lepers…
And, if you recognize the eyes that see forever, please… (CHORUS)