10. Mighty to save
Slide 10 of 10
(Words and music by Reuben Morgan and Ben Fielding)
Honestly, I even want to put this song on this list. It’s actually one of my favorites. I still remember the first time we sang it in praise in my home church. I loved him back then, and most of all I still love him. But I can never quite get past a few words that hold me back. Take, for example, “Everyone needs a savior”. I don’t think everyone needs a savior; I think everyone needs the Savior. Saviors in lowercase “s” are cheap enough, but the only savior who can really save has come at a heavy price.
I am also uncomfortable with the phrase “So take me as you find me”. It seems too cavalier, too irreverent, as if we are commanding God. I would be a more avid fan of this song if these lyrics just read, “You take me as you find me. Which is true … thank God, he takes us as he finds us, although he never leaves us there.
I am in no way suggesting that the 10 songs on this list be banned from our contemporary cults. And for every song that I have listed here that I would do well not to sing again, there are countless more that I hope to sing over and over again, until the day when all worshipers of Christ will sing. a new song – the song of the Lamb, the song of the redeemed.
“I have heard every creature in the sky and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea and everything in it, sing:” To him that sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be praise and honor and glory and power, for always and forever! ‘ ” (Revelation 5:13)
Elizabeth spencer is a 22-year-old Midwestern bride and mother to two teenage daughters, one in first year of high school and the other in first year of college. She and her family attend a small country church where she has the privilege of being part of a worship team and facilitating women’s Bible study. When not driving her high school daughter to school, dancing, or volunteering as a marching band mother, she writes about faith, family, and food (with every now and then funny things) at www.guiltychocoholicmama.blogspot.com.
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