Monday, November 26, 2007

More sloppy theology

Hallelujah (Your Love Makes Me Sing)

by Brenton Brown, Brian Doerksen

Every time I see you, all your goodness shines through
And I can feel this God song, rising up in me

Who has seen God?

"God song, rising up in me" ?


Mike Thomas said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, so forgive me if this seems a little hit and run. Could "Every time I see you" refer to Jesus? It is true that even that isn't a precise metaphor, but if Jesus is the image of the invisible God then surely you can legitimately argue that using the informal form of the word see (i.e. understand/perceive) then the words come to mean: "every time I read about you, hear about you or experience you, I can see that you are wholly good".

As to the "God song" line. Who knows what that means? I have to agree with you.

Rich said...

"I can feel this God song rising up in me?"

how about, "I can feel this donut rising up in me..."

Anonymous said...

Here is a Charles Wesley Hymn line.

"When we would have spurned His mercy and grace, To Egypt returned, And fled from his face, He hindered our flying, (His goodness to show) And stopped us, by crying, "Will ye also go?"

His use of "we" sounds like Replacement Theology to me.

Point being, You can theologically pick apart nearly any song written. Where is the grace? Come on people! Poetic imagery is pervasive in the Bible. There is literal, expository text and poetic text all of which is "God breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for setting aright..."

Song is, at least, a great method to express imagery. Worship music is an extravagant way to express our love to a sovereign, extravagant God.

Let's be reasonable and less smarmy and critical. It's not becoming a people who represent a merciful God.