Nashville, TN (April 13, 2020)
Worship team members from downtown Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridges Nashville Church spent the week of March 23, 2020 recording video and audio from their respective homes for their new single “Jesus You Are” which released on Good Friday. The song is available now at Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and additional digital and streaming outlets globally.

Watch it here:

Following back-to-back hardships faced by the church planted Sept. 2018 by Kurtis Parks in partnership with National Community Church, a multi-site church led by Pastor and NY Times best-selling author Mark Batterson, “Jesus You Are” has been an anthem for the church to sing over the last couple months.

“Worship songs can become altar-moments to God’s faithfulness, even in a tough season,” shares Parks, Bridges Nashville’s lead pastor and co-writer of the song with worship leader Delaney Ramsdell.

Over the last couple months, the church, which gathers at The Listening Room Café in downtown Nashville, had all of its signage, worship and production equipment stolen followed a week later by a devastating tornado that ripped through the areas of Nashville the church serves. Now dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Bridges Nashville’s worship team remotely gathered online from their sheltering locations across the US to record the song from their homes. “From Texas to Virginia, and all in between, while social distancing, we were unified in worship,” shares Parks.

With Travis Flynn editing the resulting iPhone video and Patrick McDermott and Cordell Bay mixing the audio, Bridges Nashville initially shared the “Jesus You Are” recording on its Facebook page April 3, which was quickly viewed by tens-of-thousands and shared hundreds of times.

“We knew that this is a song for right now, for our world and what we are all going through,” says Parks in the song story video. “The words of the bridge say that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and the Son of Truth. If there are two things our world needs to be reminded of right now, it’s that God is peace in the midst the storm and Jesus is the way, the truth and the life even among confusion and much doubting. I pray that as you listen to this song, it’s an inspiration and hope-filling for you today.”

Story Behind the Song video:

Prince of peace, Son of truth
Maker of all things new
Jesus You are, Jesus You are
More of You, less of me
Who is worth everything
Jesus You are, Jesus You are
(“Jesus You Are” bridge.)


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