Everything And Everyone Made New

James and John were fishermen, till Jesus came their way
"Come follow me," he said, and so they did
Then, for the next three years, they wandered with him every day
And learned from all he said, and how he lived

John was standing, watching on the day that Jesus died
And took his weeping mother, Mary, home
Then, three days later, hurried quickly, right at Peter's side
To gaze amazed at Jesus' empty tomb

It was the start of
Everything and everyone made new…
Everything and everyone made new…

John was in the room when Jesus showed his hands and side
John was on the beach when he cooked trout
John was on the hill when Jesus rose into the sky
And disappeared from sight into the clouds

John was with the others, when the Holy Spirit came
And gave them different languages to talk
John was at the gate when Peter had no silver coins
And, with God's power, made a lame man walk

It was a sign of
Everything and everyone made new…
Everything and everyone made new…

Many years went by, and all of John's companions died
Killed for everything that they believed
While John was sent in exile to an island place called Patmos
Lying somewhere off the coast of Greece

And that's where Jesus came to John, appearing in a vision
Full of pictures, bold and strange and true
He wrote the whole thing down, it's called the book of Revelation
It showed John all that God would, one day, do

It was a story of
Everything and everyone made new…
Everything and everyone made new…

He watched the heavens pass away, he saw the earth go, too
He bid farewell to seas that crash and foam
And, in their place, a new earth came. New seas and heavens, too
A brand new place God's people could call home

And then a new Jerusalem came down from heaven high
Pretty as a bride about to wed
Dressed to meet her husband and stand there by his side
And then God spoke and this is what he said:

"My dwelling place is now with men. That's where I choose to live
And I will wipe away my people's tears
For death will die, and mourning cries will never more be heard
And all that causes pain will disappear"

"For I am the beginning and yes, I am the end
And giving living water's what I do
So come and drink and be refreshed, watch me and you will see
Everything and everyone made new!”

Everything and everyone made new…
Everything and everyone made new…