Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What Do I Know of Holy?

Contemporary Christian music has a lot of silly fluff, but there is some good, God-centered stuff.

And anything that gets us to focus, even briefly, on God's majesty, transcendence, and power is a good thing. This song does just that:
I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?

What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life its name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?
It's a great song, and the lead singer has a great voice. Listen to the whole thing below or on YouTube. I'm sure they'd appreciate your buying it if you enjoy it, too.


Anonymous said...

I can't tell if you're just quoting an existing song that's not yours or is this original work from you. I take it judging by first impressions that this isn't yours which is disappointing.

ChrisB said...

Sorry, Joshua, this is a song I thought people would find edifying, but it's not by me. (Wish it was.) I occasionally do that. But I'll be posting more original thought soon.

Rushd Lady said...

I love Christian poetry and songs too! By the way, did you post the author of the song? I consider it a compliment when people remember I wrote a particular piece.