Thursday, June 19, 2008

Washed By The Water by Needtobreathe

I love hearing this song on the radio, though I admit that its
because of the music, not the lyrics. So many contemporary Christian
songs today have lyrics that are theologically weak or shallow or wishy-washy, and in a few cases, even bordering on blasphemy (or, at the least, false doctrine).
I wish that more 'Christian vocal artists' or those who write Christian songs would take the Psalms and put them to music, or take Bible verses, straight out of Scripture, and put it to modern music (and I know there are a few who are doing this). The great Hymns of old had very deep theological content, unlike most of today's contemporary Christian music. I also wish that more Christian song writers would take the old hymns and put modern music to them.


WASHED BY THE WATER
NeedToBreathe

Daddy was a preacher
She was his wife
Just tryin to make the world a little better
You know, shine a light
People started talking
Just to hear their own voice
Those people tried to accuse my father
Said he made the wrong choice
Though it might be painful
You know that time will always tell
Those people have long since gone
My father never failed

Chorus:
Even when the rain falls
Even when the flood starts rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water

(Repeat Chorus)

Even if the Earth crumbles under my feet
Even when the ones I love turn around and crucify me
I won’t never ever let you down
I won’t fall
I won’t fall
I won’t fall as long as you’re around me

(Back to Chorus)

9 comments:

satire and theology said...

I could not get this clip to work on IE or FF, what a pain. I did listen to a version on You Tube. It sounds R & B.

Musically, I really do not like preachy modern music, whether Christian, or some newer Rush with preachy criticism of religion. I tend to like more abstract lyrics, but that is just preference.

The great Hymns of old had very deep theological content, unlike most of today's contemporary Christian music.

Agreed and one could learn theology while singing.

Jeff said...

I could not get this clip to work on IE or FF, what a pain.

Hmmm...I'm using FireFox, and I just clicked on it, and it plays fine.

If you would, try playing it again, to see if it was a temporary glitch. And try refreshing or restarting your browser, if necessary. Please let me know what happens.

Jeff said...

I also like Bryan Duncan, who is also R&B.

Abbey said...

I'm not up on my contemporary Christian music, but what I have heard of it, I don't really like all that much. Gets you too worked up with the music for the shallow words you're hearing. Guess I'm just a control freak... I actually wrote a post about music on my blog.

http://abssoapbox.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html

Jeff said...

Abbey,

Well, you're probably better off that way. Most of today's Contemporary Christian music leaves much to be desired, as far as spiritual content. I'm going to post another music video (actually, 2) tomorrow, so I expect you probably won't be thrilled about those either. In a few days or so, I plan to post the origin of one of the old hymns. Reading the stories behind the creation of some of the old hymns is inspiring; often, they were written in the midst of tragedy.

satire and theology said...

Most of today's Contemporary Christian music leaves much to be desired, as far as spiritual content.

Most of today's Contemporary Christian music leaves much to be desired, as far as musical content.:)

New article...

thekingpin68 said...

New article on thekingpin68...

Jeff said...

So which new article do I read first?

thekingpin68 said...

thekingpin68 one, which is the only one as of tonight.:) Never mind that satire guy for tonight, there has been no new word from any cultist.;)