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My friend paraphrased Josh Groban’s song: “You Raise Me Up” into “A Love Song To God”.
My friend had a variety of people read the lyrics & watch the music videos of “A Love Song to God” to serve as a “Focus Group” to determine their reactions: Their responses were universally “Transformative”, sometimes, tearfully.
They found my friend’s paraphrasing of a popular love song an equivalent modern day’s Psalm’s expression of a person’s love of God. (Consider “God” as the “Antecedent” to the word “You” in the following Lyrics.)
“When I am down, and my soul is so weary,
When troubles come, and my heart burdens me,
I am still, and wait here in the silence.
Until You come, and spend a while with me.
You’re the Majestic Creator, of power & wisdom
You’re the Loving Redeemer, of mercy & forgiveness,
You’re the Holy Spirit, of peace & joy.
You raise me up, to all hat I can be –
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains.
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas.
I am strong, when I am on Your shoulders.
You raise me up, to all that I can be –
You Love me “As IS”.
Your Mercy & Forgiveness is Sufficient.
Your Forgiveness is like the fragrance
That the violet sheds on the boot that crushed it.
So, No Sin, no matter how vile or frequent,
Can exceed Your Forgiveness, of the welcoming embrace,
Of the outstretched arms, of the Redemptive Cross:
“Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
There’s No Need to keep Commandments,
Do Good Deeds, or Know Scripture.
to earn God’s Love. We will do All of those things,
In the process of Loving God & Others.
Made in Your Image & likeness,
As Children of God & Heirs to heaven,
To love You, and others, as You love me,
Is “What I Did for Love”.
“A Love Song to God” captures the rich, fullness of the Beauty & True Essence of God’s Love.
Perhaps, we can transform the “Love Song to God” into a Daily Occurrence of “Loving one another as Christ loves us.”
Then, we can sing a version of Josh Groban’s song “What I Did For Love”. in the YouTube Music Video Below:
Each of us would be a better person,
Our Family would be better off,
The World would be a better place,
If our hearts sang the lyrics of “A Love Song To God”, every moment, of every day.