This is a children's or all-age song Sam wrote quite a while ago. It has recently been back in our minds because it forms part of one of the reflections in our Family Advent Creative Journal. If you've come here from that resource - Hi! You can listen to the demo track on this soundcloud file below, or sign-in and download the mp3 to take wherever you like.

The song is inspired by the truth of Jesus' full humanity (which obviously does not diminish his full divinity!) It is a reminder that in the incarnation Jesus took on our human weakness, and understands what it is like to be one of us. He was truly tired, hungry, thirsty, and experienced moments of loneliness and other struggles. However, whilst he suffered the same temptations and emotions, he remained obidient to God, in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is an encouragement that he can be trusted to help us in our weakness (Heb 4:14-15). This song attempts to condense that rather mind-bending theology into something accessible for all. We hope it is useful! Words are below, and a lead sheet is included in the attachments so you can play your own version.

Jesus you know what it's like to be human,
took off your glory, entered our story.
Jesus you know what it's like to be me,
so I'll trust you, completely, utterly.

Jesus you know what it's like to be lonely,
tired and hungry, excited and clumsy.
Jesus you know what it's like to be me,
so I'll trust you, completely, utterly.

Jesus you know what it's like to be tempted,
took off your glory, entered our story.
Jesus you know what it's like to be me,
so I'll trust you, completely, utterly.

song lyrics and music copyright Sam Hargreaves/Admin by Jubilate Group