Lyric snob

I’m a snob about a lot of things…one of them…worship song lyrics. I don’t recall exactly when it started, i have a sneaking suspicion that it’s ryan’s fault though. I realize that there are some songs/lyrics that (i assume) are intended to be sung, “in faith”…like, “In all I do…I honor You”. Because surely the songwriter didn’t think many (or any??) could sing that without lying to God. Regardless I usually add words in to make me feel less like i’m lying…& if the song just strikes me as completely wrong, won’t sing it at all….i’ll just praise God in my head.

We got off on a tangent about this in class 2wks ago. It was funny to me how many others apparently do this.

I had a little chuckle today as I changed some lyrics to a song we sang (that i REALLY dig btw):
Where you go I’ll go
Where you go I go
What you say I say
What you pray I pray
What you pray I pray


Though the world sees and soon forgets
We will not forget who you are and what you’ve done for us

Jenn’s version:
Where you go I wanna go
What you say I wanna say
What you pray I wanna pray…ect.

Though the world sees and soon forgets
Help us not forget who you are and what you’ve done for us

course who am i kidding, it should probably be: “where you go I wanna wanna go…ect.” but that doesn’t really fit with the timing as well. ;)

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  1. I just had a run-in with this issue last night. At our young adult group we sang “Hungry” and when it came to the part where it says, “Jesus, you’re all this heart is living for” I not only thought to myself that I couldn’t honestly say that, I wondered how many of my peers in the room were thinking the same thing. God uses those instances to convict, of course, but it seems to then turn things from serving God to God again serving me… I guess that just gets at one of my frustrations with contemporary worship songs–that they’re often so much about us such that we’re not able to forget ourselves and simply worship God. =)