The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou. Psalm 145:1 – I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. 02/07/2020 – Added a summary to section 2 that was previously missing. Psalm 57:9 – I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. Are you referring to my commentary? I have been reading Scripture, praying, and reflecting on my own views toward what I perceive as an unhealthy focus on self. It adds extra padding without adding extra substance. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! Some of what is written does contradict the teachings of Jesus if put to practice. Some will share my feelings about the over-repetition of lyrics. Are you the same Harvey Jones that I met years ago? Unless unbelievers have a criminal intent to twist these lyrics, it is near impossible for those outside the camp of Christ to interpret the message differently than those of us who follow Jesus, though perhaps without the deep analysis that is section 2. I’m a child of God I am humbled by your words, thank you for making my day today! The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist. That price was the death of Jesus. Psalm 71:14 – But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more. I think the target audience is reached very well. My fiance thinks differently though. Thomas asked the same question in John 14:5. It is not self focused to say “I am allowing God to define me” rather is this not the opposite? I am uncertain where I overthought this song, especially since repetition is where this song lost the majority of its points. This song is a beautiful testimony of what God has done for us and who we are in Christ. Another part is my failure to separate church and personal use. It is Biblically sound and presents hope to unbelievers for those who wish to learn more, glorifying God. You. It is a beautiful message, communicating the effects of salvation, transitioning from a place of darkness, blindness, and bondage to light, sight, and freedom in Christ. As for your fiancee’s comments, I believe he is mistaken. Thank you for your comment! While I agree that repetition helps us and children learn, it is also a sign of lazy songwriting when overused. Psalm 61:8 – So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day. While the entire Gospel is not present, it is meant to be a song of praise rather than a formulaic presentation. Hello! But a few years ago something changed…..the reason for repetition, I believe, is to help us get the truth into our hard hearts and thick heads. I mostly agree with the review, and with the thought that it is directionally inward toward the self. More emphatic in the Greek, Υμεῖς δὲ τίνα με λέγετε εϊναι; But ye, who do ye say that I am? *Copyright © 2018 Hillsong Music Publishing (APRA) (adm. in the US and Canada at All rights reserved. Who, which, what, why. Psalm 101:1 – I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music. Cody Carnes & Kari Jobe) – The Blessing, Cody Carnes and Cory Asbury – Christ Be Magnified, “Who the Son sets free Oh is free indeed” – 4 times, “In my Father’s house There’s a place for me” – 4 times, “You are for me, not against me” – 6 times. Also called objective truth. In one example, the requester mentioned it before I reviewed Psallos’ songs The Old and The New, which helped the review process. I recently received a comment from my most recent review of Child of the King, where I made similar comments. Not narcissistic at all. God’s unmerited favor runs so deep, a terrible price was paid. It glorifies God as He defines who we are, not us. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Gospels: Matthew 16:15 He said to them But who do (Matt. Yes He died for me. Indeed, these repentant sinners were once lost, but now they are found (Luke 15:24 and Luke 15:32). Not sure if this properly explains why it has such an approach. Much of the song can be interpreted as an overinflated view of one’s self with God’s approval in view; However, consider the following: A narcissist is, by Merriam-Webster’s definition, “an extremely self-centered person who has an exaggerated sense of self-importance”. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural. My concern is the use of a song that ministers to the individual used in corporate worship. I will sing and make melody with all my being! Download: Hillsong Worship - Who You Say I Am [Audio+Video+Lyrics], DOWNLOAD ALBUM: Major Lazer – MUSIC IS THE WEAPON [Zip & MP3], DOWNLOAD EP/ALBUM: Sonniballi – E Motions [ZIP & MP3], MIXTAPE: DJ Kaywise – Revolution Mix Vol. Hillsong Worship – Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace), Hillsong Worship – Behold (Then Sings My Soul), Hillsong Young & Free – Lord Send Revival, Hillsong Young & Free (Feat. I hope you got the gist of what I was saying. I had a similar thought once when someone informed me that modern songs contained too many references to self. An adjusted version of Psalm 8:4, the “who am I that…” language (or equivalent) was once uttered (though not in English) by famous Biblical characters, including Moses (Exodus 3:11-15), David (2 Samuel 7:18, 1 Chronicles 17:16, and 1 Chronicles 29:10-14) and Job (Job 7:17; context starts in Job 6:1). Psalm 145:6 – They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. Sometimes, I miss out on a larger context within an album and occasionally examine it based on feedback from other people. Repetition is how we learn and how children learn. I would like to comment on whether or not it is appropriate for corporate worship. He was glad. My biggest gripe is the level of repetition. This is God’s desire for us! Hillsong is a name that needs no introduction.