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Laodicea
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A fast-paced song advocating for a paradigm shift in the Church away from wanting to be like the world to focusing more on being like Christ.
Single - $0.75
Alternative - Other Alternative
Charts #411 today (peak #1)
Charts #53 in subgenre today (peak #1)
Ellohay Music
2020
July 14, 2020
MP3 4.9 MB
202 kbps bitrate
3:25 minutes
Story behind the song
The tune for this song came, once again, from a dream. Around the same time I was in a brief conversation online about a hymn called "Though Strait Be the Way" by Joseph Hart and the proper use of the word 'strait' versus 'straight'. I built off Hart's hymn to create an original new song to the tune from my dream. Let us always maintain the fire of faith, in the midst of worldly distractions and persecution alike. Hart's hymn can be found here: hymnary.org/text/though_strait_be_the_way
Lyrics
Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li Li See how quickly we forget Our souls once ressurect- -ed, destined for the fire. Slipping lower, swiftly lower Flailing without power Meriting no favor. Sin's whole cancelled sum. It's not a small thing! That which is to come, Outshines it all. Sing! With the worship of voices, In life, in all choices We share of His offering: The gift of our King. Think! At what cost He has bought us The ransom that brought us, From evil to good Was His own guiltless blood. Grieving things we think we're owed, A life without misfor- -tune, living our desires. Slipping lower, swiftly lower, Proving in the hour Faith without it's power. Jealousy of things That only hurt us, Zealously, we link Ourselves to lies. Sing! With the brothers and sisters, And promise and future We take a new stand for The life on demand. Think! By the way strait and narrow And danger and arrows We are what we are For He's helped us this far. Spare us the judgment of Laodicea Remove any idol we've made our Messiah Lord guard every heart from a lifestyle condemnable Lukewarm in faith and in love with the temporal Kindle a fire to reach the unreachable Spare us the judgment of Laodicea. Remove any idol we've made our Messiah. Lord guard every heart from a lifestyle condemnable, Lukewarm in faith and in love with the temporal. Kindle a fire to reach the unreachable. Save us a place at the lamb's banquet table (in the eschatological) Sin's whole cancelled sum. It's not a small thing! That which is to come, Outshines it all. (same time as above) How we belittle the love of our Savior, Lamenting the boundaries; He calls us with fervor While here on the earth to be servants and messengers, Managers of a great Kingdom expenditure, Quickly forgotten the moment we see His face Lost in His glory, the hearts of the human race Worshiping wholly the source of all love and grace Jesus the Way of God, Truth across time and space See how quickly we forget Our souls once ressurect- -ed, destined for the fire. Slipping lower, swiftly lower Flailing without power Meriting no favor. Sing! That in spite our failures Our Shepherd forever Will seek and restore Heal the wounds that we tore Think! That the Great Convocation Defies illustration, When myriads thrown down Their unworthy crowns. Sing! With the worship of voices, In life, in all choices We share of His offering: The gift of our King. Think! At what cost He has bought us The ransom that brought us, From evil to good Was His own guiltless blood. Still, how quickly we forget...
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