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a hymn

I’m not really sure how U2 does it, but I guess being the biggest rock and roll band in the world gives them license to do pretty much whatever.  And yet, I’m still amazed that they can record songs that are so overtly “Christian” and simultaneously sell out arenas and stadiums around the globe.  While their music frequently has religious themes woven into it, not since ’40’ has one been so blatantly theocentric.  So my little Easter present to you is this modern day hymn.

“Magnificent”

Magnificent
Magnificent

I was born
I was born to be with you
In this space and time
After that and ever after I haven’t had a clue
Only to break rhyme
This foolishness can leave a heart black and blue

Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love can heal such a scar

I was born
I was born to sing for you
I didn’t have a choice but to lift you up
And sing whatever song you wanted me to
I give you back my voice
From the womb my first cry, it was a joyful noise…

Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love can heal such a scar

Justified till we die, you and I will magnify
The Magnificent
Magnificent

Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love unites our hearts

Justified till we die, you and I will magnify
The Magnificent
Magnificent
Magnificent

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  1. G New
    April 12, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    There is another song of their new album that is the exact same melody as a Christian song (which escapes me right now)…I noticed it immediately…and then did find out that they did it on purpose

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