Part one: 1997-2000 – “of God and self”

April 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

A few years back, I’m talking 1997-2000, some friends and I pulled together a band. We formed up from a worship team we were involved in. This particular event was the last time we played together, minus our drummer. The drummer pictured in the video was a fill-in, who did a fine job of holding time and rhythm, especially given the length of time he had to practice with us. The video is not professionally produced, so it may seem a bit kitsch to be posting it. In any case, the work inspired me then and still does today. I hope it speaks to you as well.

The lyrics and melody were written by a mate of mine, who is also the gent singing in the video.Another mate of mine (pictured) created the baselines. As the guitarist, I helped layer that with riffs, lead melody and some harmony.

The lyrics bring our attention to the intense theological wrestling, which we encounter, when we ignore our sin or use self-justification as a tool to tame a wildly-for-us grace. This is found in the clash, within human experience, between sin and truth. It involves examining the subsequent lies and self-condemnation we put ourselves through, and  how important it is to replace that with the God whose just judgement, bring himself to us in Christ’s humanity, so that we may become fully human and wholly His. (2 Cor.10:4-5/ Num.23:19/Hos.11:9).

What are the false-beliefs and lies that you need to unembrace and replace with God’s truth today?

Lyrics: of God and Self.

You’ve fallen down, I saw your face
Whispers of the pain
Wakes the vain
as your walls fall down around their lives

You’ve fallen down, I saw your face
Whispers to (of) the pain
makes us sain
as the walls fall down

You crossed that line
of God and self
Now your gone away from Him to die
You’ve fallen down
veil has dropped
whispers of the pain wakes the vain
around you life

©Seven7Fold music.

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