Faux Rap

The local religious radio station seems to be playing a new genera of music since I was last here two years ago. For want of a better term, I guess I can call it faux rap. It’s kind of like rap with it’s driving rhythm but does usually have 3-5 different notes. The singer also screams. Not only does it strain the voice but you get the distinct impression that the singer is angry. It made me wonder how God felt being yelled at like that. Nevertheless, one “song” at least does have some pretty decent words:

Indescribable”

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation’s revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untamable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untamable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God”

[Lyrics from “Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin]

See it for yourself at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmTxZAl7ceU

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