Monday, February 12, 2007

Lyrics - a Study in Context



The lyrics below are not mine. They are, however, the source of a great debate that once ensued among a Nashville record label and a large distribution company. The potentially problematic lyric(s) are fairly obvious to see.


I recently heard this song sung live. Its tenderness and truth shot though my heart like a flaming arrow - seering a painfully simple truth in my mind.

I'm curious to hear your thoughts.

Let me encourage to listen to the song HERE. The song is called "Jesus."

When we love the least
When we love the weak
When we love all these
we love Jesus

Jesus trying hard to quit
Jesus turns another trick
Jesus raising two alone
Jesus drives a heavy load

When we love the least
When we love the weak
When we love all these
we love Jesus

Jesus with worn wrinkled hands
Jesus sows a patch of land
Jesus hides a tattooed arm
Jesus keeping dinner warm

When we love the least
When we love the weak
When we love all these
we love Jesus

Jesus waves a foreign flag
Jesus wrings a washing rag
Jesus leans on prison bars
Jesus swinging in my yard

When we love the least
When we love the weak
When we love all these
we love Jesus

May we learn to love all these.

It was on my heart...

-Mike

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