Friday, February 29, 2008

You're Beautiful

I have been burdened since the early days to participate in theologically sound worship through music--much of what I attribute to the early days of training under Matt & Randy. I have found increasingly more and more that music worship leaders do not take theology into as much consideration as they should. Many are more concerned more with sound and appearance than anything else. But we all know this. One of my favorite worship song writers is Phil Wickham, and his newest album, Cannons, is off the charts! Each song is unique and well-written, and definitely theologically sound. I've been struck by one song in particular this week, and thought you might be encouraged by the lyrics, too! It's called You're Beautiful.

The song consists of four verses, the first two recognizing God in the light of day and His power in the stars at night. In the last two verses Phil tells the story of Christ's redemption, sharing the truth of His suffering, death, burial, resurrection and ascension in verse three, and painting a beautiful picture of the hope to come in verse four, when "death is just a memory and tears are no more", and we are united with Christ. Here are the lyrics:

You're Beautiful
by Phil Wickham

I see your face in every sunrise
The colors of the morning are inside your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say... You’re Beautiful

I see your pow’r in the moonlit night
Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright
We are amazed in the light of the stars
Its all proclaiming who you are... You’re beautiful

I see you there hanging on a tree
You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me
Now you are setting on your heavenly throne
Soon you will be coming home... You’re Beautiful

When we arrive at eternity’s shore
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more
We’ll enter in as the wedding bells ring
Your bride will come together and we’ll sing... You’re Beautiful

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