Love Is War

Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Hillsong are an Australian Christian Rock and worship band who originated at Hillsong Church, a Pentecostal ministry based in northwest Sydney. This is a track from their third studio album, Zion, which reached #5 on the US Billboard 200 as well as topping the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.
  • This track was penned by Hillsong member Joel Houston. He told Billboard magazine: "This song is one that we had the title before the lyrics. It's a picture of the fact that sometimes we spend so much time and effort fighting the wrong battles - but the fight is to surrender."

    "We fight to cling to all these things we have control over to be successful to put all the pieces together to be happy and do what we think we are intended to do," he added. "But if we would just realize that the fight is to surrender daily and when we allow ourselves to do this, we can go about loving the way God has called us to love - and that example is in Jesus. I'm going to let go of all control and surrender to fight for love as Christ fought for us."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

Kim Thayil of SoundgardenSongwriter Interviews

Their frontman (Chris Cornell) started out as their drummer, so Soundgarden takes a linear approach when it comes to songwriting. Kim explains how they do it.

Jonathan Cain of Journey

Jonathan Cain of JourneySongwriter Interviews

Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."

Charlie Daniels

Charlie DanielsSongwriter Interviews

Charlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.

Psychedelic Lyrics

Psychedelic LyricsMusic Quiz

Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?

Boz Scaggs

Boz ScaggsSongwriter Interviews

The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.

Daryl Hall

Daryl HallSongwriter Interviews

Daryl Hall's TV show is a hit, and he's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - only one of these developments excites him.