Monday, April 04, 2005

The Church.

This is one of my favorite songs of all-time. Almost all of Derek Webb's lyrics challenge and inspire me because they are so biblical. This song, however, particularly resonates with me because it teaches so powerfully about the church - how passionately Christ loves his church, and how much he wants us to love her, too. It also goes well with my current studies on the sacraments ... which I shall return to right now!

The Church
(words and music by derek webb)

i have come with one purpose
to capture for myself a bride
by my life she is lovely
by my death she’s justified

i have always been her husband
though many lovers she has known
so with water i will wash her
and by my word alone

so when you hear the sound of the water
you will know you’re not alone

‘cause i haven’t come for only you
but for my people to pursue
you cannot care for me with no regard for her
if you love me you will love the church

i have long pursued her
as a harlot and a whore
but she will feast upon me
she will drink and thirst no more

so when you taste my flesh and my blood
you will know you’re not alone

there is none that can replace her
though there are many who will try
and though some may be her bridesmaids
they can never be my bride

1 comment:

Anne said...

I love that song, too! My husband sang it in church a few months ago.