Thursday, May 14, 2009


I'm a pretty big fan of Derek Webb. His Christian music manages to be pretty edgy while still staying theologically solid. I stumbled across this old song from his debut solo album the other day and now can't listen to it without tears. This song, which is meant to be the voice of Christ to the church, speaks Truth so lovingly and eloquently.

"Beloved" by Derek Webb

Beloved these are dangerous times

Because you are weightless like a leaf from the vine

and the wind has blown you all over town

Because there is nothing holding you to the ground

So now you would rather be

A slave again than free from the law

Beloved listen to me

Don't believe all that you see

and don't you ever let anyone tell you

That there's anything that you need

But me

Beloved these are perilous days

When your culture is so set in it's ways

That you will listen to salesmen and thieves

Preaching other than the truth you've received

Because they are telling lies

For they cannot circumcise your heart

Beloved there is nothing more

No more blessings and no more rewards

Than the treasure of my body and blood

Given freely to all daughters and sons

Download it on Itunes; the music is just as excellent as the lyrics. And while you're at it, check out 10th Avenue North, another huge favorite of mine.

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