This song is about Jesus saying to us, Give me everything that is worrying you, troubling you, or even hurting you. Jesus loves you, and he laid down his life because he loves you, and he wants you to do the same. Laying do your life for Jesus doesn’t exactly mean you just have to die on a cross like Jesus did, or just death in general because of your faith in him. Laying down your life can mean surrendering to Jesus, admitting your a sinner, praying and asking him you can’t live life on your own, and you need a savior.
“No!” Peter insisted. “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the other disciples vowed the same. Matthew 26:35
Then Jesus said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the older Jewish leaders, the leading priests, and teachers of the law. And he will be killed. But after three days he will be raised from death.” Luke 9:22
Jesus continued to say to all of them, “Any of you who want to be my follower must stop thinking about yourself and what you want. You must be willing to carry the cross that is given to you every day for following me. Any of you who try to save the life you have will lose it. But you who give up your life for me will save it. Luke 9:23-24