Modern Day Psalm

I like the new U2 album, No Line on the Horizon, but the song Magnificent, is really amazing. With all of the passion and style that is only U2, this song grabs you right from the beginning, but what is really amazing are the lyrics. Watch and listen to the video (from Late Night with David Lettermen), as you read the words below (be sure to click on the “HD” option):

Magnificent!
Magnificent!

I was born, I was born to be with you
In this Space and Time,
after that, the Ever-After—
I haven’t had a clue
only to break rhyme
such foolishness
leaves the 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

Wow, what a beautiful song of praise to our creator! I hope it won’t be long before we hear and sing this in church!

(HT: To Steven Koster at Think Christian)