A United Methodist Pastor's Theological Reflections

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory (nikos) through our Lord Jesus Christ." - I Corinthians 15:57


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

U2 New Album: Song - "Magnificent"

Well, U2 does not disappoint! Showcasing a new song each night this week on "Late Night with David Letterman," last night, they performed perhaps their best song on the album, "Magnificent."

Sounding like a Psalmist, Bono sings out, "I was born. I was born to sing for you."

Our church will be focusing on passionate worship this Sunday as part of our Lenten focus of "The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations." This song gets at the heart of why we come together each week to magnify the Magnificent.

Here are the lyrics and the song, "Magnificent" performed by U2 on David Letterman last night from their new album, "No Line on the Horizon."

"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."

2 comments:

Walks of Faith said...

I see you're getting the hang of blogging! Kudos to you!

Bear!

Robert McDowell said...

Yes, Bear. I'm catching on to the bells and whistles!