Drinking Deeply

Friday, August 25, 2006 at 9:08 PM

God never lets go

I've realized that I have often been negative about contemporary Christian music. There have, however, been some songs that I've been really blessed by, even if the "rock" style doesn't suit my taste (I don't find a biblical prohibition against it, I'm just "eh" about it).

Here's one

Never Let Go - Matt Redman
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know You are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Chorus:
Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth

Chorus:

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You
I love how the focus is on God, even in the midst of darkness and despair. It is God who holds on, it is God who never lets go, and that's what leads the singer to worship. It's because he hopes in what's to come. I think the biggest difference between a song like this and the songs I have criticized is that this song gives us the reason why we're praising. This son't isn't about just what I'm doing in response, but it's about who God is, and why I worship.

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Blogger cwu said...

i find that matt redman's songs are more theologically sound than most artists (crowder, tomlin).  

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Blogger Philippa said...

I absolutely love this beautiful and powerful song. It has blessed me tremendously.

Matt Redman's songs often reflect a theology of suffering.

He knew suffering in his childhood. I am not sure whether many people know that (probably they do).

It explains the depth in many of his lyrics.  

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