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Wholly Yours

January 16, 2009
a hallmark worship project if I must say so.

A Collision by David Crowder Band: a hallmark worship project if I may say so.

To those in Essentials Blue who might be following this blog, I thought I’d share that I’ve been incredibly fond of the David Crowder song “Wholly Yours” this week in two ways that are directly related to our Essentials work.

1) I’ve always considered this song to be particularly rich in theology, going much deeper than many worship songs.  I think it stands as a great model to what can be created when a songwriter is intentional about communicating big truths about God.

2) Wright’s echoes (well, God’s echoes articulated by Wright. No need for blasphemy I suppose) are illustrated both implicitly and explicitly in most all of the song.  One could say (and I will) that the song is saturated with the signposts to God.

Here are the lyrics:

I am full of earth
You are heaven’s worth
I am stained with dirt, prone to depravity
You are everything that is bright and clean
The antonym of me, you are divinity
But a certain sign of grace is this
From a broken earth flowers come up
Pushing through the dirt

You are holy, holy, holy
All heaven cries “Holy, holy God”
You are holy, holy, holy
I wanna be holy like You are

You are everything that is bright and clean
And You’re covering me with Your majesty
And the truest sign of grace was this
From wounded hands redemption fell down
Liberating man

But the harder I try the more clearly can I feel
The depth of our fall and the weight of it all
And so this might could be the most impossible thing
Your grandness in me making me clean

Glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah

So here I am, all of me
Finally everything
Wholly, wholly, wholly
I am wholly, wholly, wholly Yours

I am full of earth and dirt and You

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