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My Son, The Revisionist Singer

Recently I overheard my son singing Twila Paris’ “Lamb of God” with a different twist. He was happily and proudly singing his own revised version of the song without really knowing it. The correct lyrics for the first stanza are:

Your only Son
No sin to hide
But You have sent Him,
From Your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to become the Lamb of God

When he changed the first line to “Your only Son, You choose to kill I burst into laughter. As I told my husband, his revision was not very poetic and the word choice was not the best. But he is theologically correct:

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. (Isaiah 53:10)

For truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. (Acts 4:26-28)

I suppose he may have a future as a theologian even if becoming a artistic poet is out.

Posted in Humor.


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