"Red Letters" as written by and Michael Tait Chris Harris....
Pages filled with a holy message
Sealed with a kiss from heaven
On a scroll long ago
Phrases, words that were bound together
Now have the power to sever
Like a sword evermore

Heed the words divinely spoken
May your restless heart be broken
Let the supernatural take hold

[Chorus]
There is love in the red letters
There is truth in the red letters
There is hope for the hopeless
Peace and forgiveness
There is life in the red letters
In the red letters

One man came to reveal a mystery
Changing the course of history
Made the claim he was God
Ageless, born of a virgin Mary
Spoke with a voice that carried through the years
It's persevered

Heed the words divinely spoken
May your restless heart be broken
Let the supernatural take hold

[Chorus]

What You say moves me, revelation, come and take me
The more I look [the more I look] the more I see [the more I see]
The Word of God [the Word Of God] is what I need

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Yeah, it's the book of love
Yeah, yeah, yeah
It's the book of love

[Chorus]

Speak to me, breathe in me new life
Speak to me, breathe in me new life
Let Him in your heart
Let Him in your heart
Let Him in your heart
Let Him in your heart


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"Red Letters" as written by Kevin Max Chris Harris

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    General CommentThis song is talking about how we can find love and hope in Jesus and the words that he spoke. The red letters refers to the versions of the Bible in which the words of Jesus are highlighted in red. I think this is a beautiful song, probably one of my favorite dcTalk ones.
    wisewhizon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song means...We are so blessed to have God speaking to us. The bible is more than words on a page..it is God speaking to us. It is stories of our savior. I think partly Red Letters is symbolic of the blood shed by Jesus on the cross for our sins. Sure the words spoken by Jesus are in red in some Bibles but I like to think that Red Letters means something more than just showing me who said the words. "There is life in the Red Letters" Think about that!!
    Gluasdi18on September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. Kevin Max is a truly amazing singer ... just out of interest do you ppl all have his album 'stereotype Be'? Trust me, it rules.
    Neways, this song is both about Jesus Words and Jesus blood, just 2 get rid of ne disagreements that seem 2 b cropping up. Not only that it is about the whole message of the bible. All of the Old Testament, when studied in detail, all seems to lead up to the Life and Death of Jesus. This song reflects the fact that in Jesus there is,love, truth, hope and a life worth living.
    profsketton June 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmy most favorite dc talk song EVER....there is most definitely truth and life in the red letters!!
    kbear11on August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentToby's voice sounds absolutely beautiful in this song. I really wish he would have actually "sang" on more than just one album.
    hokusmanon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHmm... I always thought that "red letters" referred to letters, as in mail. You receive them, all for free - the postage is already paid - and the only thing you have to do is to open it, and you'll receive the contents; Love, truth, hope, peace, forgiveness, life. And they're red, due to the blood that Jesus shed to pay the price.
    The explanation with the Bibles highlighting the words of God with red letters makes more sense, though - hence the first verse, and Kevin Max's line of "It's the book of love" in the bridge.

    On that note, though, I think highlighting with exactly red in those Bibles is symbolic of the blood of the Lord.

    Regards, ILB
    ILBon April 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe blood of Christ is an interesting theory, but Red Letters means the verses in the Bible that represent Christ speaking. In those words are love, truth, hope for the hopeless and peace and forgiveness. I'm almost positive that's what they mean. I don't see how the blood of Christ refers to letters.
    ex nihiloon May 06, 2009   Link

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