In a world where our passions and wonder can easily fade amidst the chaos of our lives, the song "New Wine" by Hillsong Worship resonates as a call to rediscover our fervor. Our days are swept up in the whirlwind of multimedia, and with each passing year, our fast-paced lifestyles seem to reach new heights. Amidst this frenzy, when was the last time you paused to catch your breath? When did you last reconsider your routine? When was the moment you laid everything anew on the altar, surrendering to God? When did you last create new wine?

Now, you might wonder, why the metaphor of "wine"? Wine holds profound symbolism in scripture—think of its significance during communion and in Jesus' first miracle. The Bible holds various meanings for wine. For an exploration of these meanings, follow this link.

Hillsong Worship's "New Wine" calls us back to the sacred altar, urging us to surrender anew. The verse from Matthew 9:17 reminds us that new wine cannot be contained within old wineskins. Just as fresh wine needs new vessels, when we are reborn in Christ, we cannot continue living as we did before, expecting to carry a renewed anointing from God.

Lyrics like "Where there is new wine, there is new power; there is new freedom" transform the song into an anthem for experiencing Christ in a rejuvenated light, infusing our very veins and pouring out like new wine.

A particularly resonant moment arrives with the lines, "In the crushing, In the pressing, You are making new wine." These words encapsulate the refining process we often undergo, a refining that can be arduous. At times, we find ourselves in circumstances that seem like trials with no purpose, like we're traversing through turmoil without a reason. It's in these moments that "New Wine" reveals its fresh insight. Just as new wine emerges from the pressure and crushing of grapes, the Lord refines us through the fires of trials.

Feel the song's spirit by listening to it below, and explore the lyrics after the jump.

New Wine Lyrics- Hillsong Worship

Words and Music by Brooke Ligertwood © 2017 Hillsong Music Publishing


In the crushing

In the pressing

You are making new wine

In the soil I now surrender

You are breaking new ground


So I yield to You and to Your careful hand

When I trust You I don’t need to understand


Make me Your vessel

Make me an offering

Make me whatever You want me to be

I came here with nothing

But all You have given me

Jesus bring new wine out of me


In the crushing

In the pressing

You are making new wine

In the soil I now surrender

You are breaking new ground


You are breaking new ground


Where there is new wine

There is new power

There is new freedom

The Kingdom is here

I lay down my old flames

To carry Your new fire today

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