Monday, November 1, 2010

Music Monday 46

This is a post that you can participate in on every Monday. Everyone likes music, and there are obviously many tastes in music. This is here to see what different types of music are filling everyone's lives. Chime in!

I've had a great week of checking my dependency on God. It's not a bad thing or a time of struggling. It's a wonderful time of soul searching. In music, the deepest thing is the lyrics, so...

What's your favorite song, lyrically?

The song "Poverty" by Jason Upton is probably one of, if not, the shortest song I know. I heard it first back in 2002. I actually was able to meet him. His humility and love really showed me how genuine his music was. These lyrics move me every time I sit down and sing it or listen to it. We cannot be bought if we find fulfillment in Christ and not earthly gain. There's a lot of power in that.

Here's the lyrics:

There's a power in poverty that breaks principalities
And brings the authority's down to their knees
There's a brewing frustration and ageless temptation
To fight for control by some manipulation

But the God of the kingdoms and the God of the Nations
The God of creation sends his revelation
Thru the homeless and penniless Jesus the son
The poor will inherit the Kingdom to come

Where will we turn when our world falls apart
And all of the treasures we've stored in our barns
Can't buy the Kingdom of God?
Who will we praise when we've praised all our lives
men who build Kingdoms and men who build fame
What will we fear when all that remains
Is God on His throne, with a child in his arms,
and love in his eyes
And the sound of his heart cries




your turn...

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