Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Beautiful Eulogy "Acquired in Heaven"

Apparently the evangelical world has discovered rap music and many don't like it. I will not dive into the debate here. Let me just say that it is yet another reminder of how often we Christians fail to break down the secular and sacred divide. Nonetheless, in light of this recent "controversy" I thought I would pass along my favorite rap group who's lyrics resemble hymns better than anything. Perhaps the final track off their newest album is the best example of it.

On that day we will sing of the name more excellent than angels,
A purified bride, refined heart, speech, and mind,
Where unity and fellowship is perfected in the church,
Where divine love rests in the hearts of the inhabitants of the new earth,
And receive a crown only to cast it down at the feet of the resurrected Jesus
in a perfect, ceaseless form of worship singing - 'Glory!"
To the liberating King who came not to conquer kingdoms but conquer hearts and restore
men back to what they were intended for,
An escape from this life marked by anguish,
A great fountain of love that flows from Heaven's gates awaits us,
You can take this world, its joys, and its fleeting pleasures,
but give us Jesus - our future hope and our greatest treasure,
The fulfillment of our expectation with nothing to separate us,
Nothing to hinder the saints from the greatest expression of adoration,
Finally fit with language to describe, with the right words to express,
The richness of eternal possession, the blessing of inheritance,
Where God will be seen through purified eyes,
Purged from the sin that blinded us from viewing God as glorified,
Where love will be expressed with the perfect affection
Until then, we wait with expectation for all that we will acquire in Heaven"

Lord, You did everything required to save us and bring us
Into Your presence so to know
You and behold you is our hearts of desire
There is nothing higher, nothing greater to acquire
Holy, Holy, Holy is the song of the choir
Your people sing Your praises, gathered from all the nations
We were chosen to be holy and blameless before the earth's foundation
And it's only on the basis of Your glorious grace
And we will never grow tired of gazing upon Your face
And falling before feet, worshipping at Your throne
You appearance is like carnelian and precious gemstones
Like nothing we've ever seen, Your glory never fades
The lamb of God who was slain to wash away sins stain
We were ransomed by Your blood, Your loss was our gain
And You live forevermore, Lord, forever You will reign
The King of all Kings, Name above every name
And everyone who trusts in You will not be put to shame

O Jesus, King most wonderful
Thou Conqueror renowned,
Thou Sweetness most ineffable,
In whom all joys are found!

O Jesus, Light of all below,
Thou Found of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
All that we can desire -

May every heart confess Thy name
And ever Thee adore
And, seeking Thee, itself inflame
To seek Thee more and more

Download the entire album for free here.

For more:
"Lofty" by Propaganda, Beautiful Euology & Joel
A Beautiful Eulogy   
Odd Thomas on the Reality of the Resurrection
"The Cup & the Crucifixion" Spoken Word
Odd Thomas - The Incarnation (Spoken Word)
Hip Hop Theology: I am a Robot
Hip-Hop Theology: Creation
"The Good Life" by Trip Lee: A Review 
Listen to & Download Trip Lee's "One Hundred Sixteens" For Free
Listen to & Download Propoganda's Album "Excellent"
"Be Present" by Propaganda  
Trip Lee - "War"
Listen To & Download Lecrae's "Church Clothes" For Free
Flame- The Great Deception
FLAME - Power [with Rap-Along lyrics]
Shai Linne: Triune Praise   
The Gospel Illustrated 
Some of Their Best: DC Talk   
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