Sunday Thoughts: Bonus Post – Our God Reigns

Posted: 12/09/2007 by that's Elbert in Christianity, Music, Sunday Thoughts

The band Delirious has been around since the early-mid 90’s. They have put out some really good material. Most of their early songs were of the “worship” genre, and they’ve taken some risks diverting from that into more neutral songs, even songs that might not be typically labeled “Christian”. Recently they have moved back toward their roots lyrically. In my opinion, they’ve been playing it safe. In their early days, they had some songs which I would call “epic”, clocking in around 8 minutes, healthy lyrics, and passionate music. I haven’t heard them record anything like that recently. As a result I had dismissed them, to some degree. However I heard this song and regret my judgement. They’ve still got it. I got chills when I heard a live recording of this song. I can’t play it for you, but I can at least let you read the lyric.

Our God Reigns

40 million babies lost to Gods great orphanage,
It’s a modern day genocide and a modern day disgrace
If this is a human right then why aren’t we free?
The only freedom we have is in a man nailed to a tree.

100 million faces, staring at the sky,
Wondering if this HIV will ever pass us by.
The devil stole the rain and hope trickles down the plug,
But still my Chinese take away could pay for someone’s drugs.

Our God reigns, Our God reigns,
Forever your kingdom reigns.

The west has found a gun and it’s loaded with ‘unsure’
Nip and tuck if you have the bucks in a race to find a cure.
Psalm one hundred and thirty nine is the conscience to our selfish crime,
God didn’t screw up when he made you,
He’s a father who loves to parade you.

Our God reigns, Our God reigns,
Forever your kingdom reigns.

Yes he reigns, yes you reign, yes you reign,
For there is only one true God,
But we’ve lost the reins on this world,
Forgive us all, forgive us please,
As we fight for this broken world on our knees.

Our God reigns, Our God reigns,
Forever your kingdom reigns.

Links: Delirious official site, Delirious fan site

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