May 22, 2005

Christless, theology-free "worship" song du jour

Apart from the capitalized pronouns, there's about as much Jesus in this song as there is in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb. Sometimes, you gotta wonder how these sappy torch songs actually get into the repertoire of a church.

Draw me close to You
Never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear You say that I'm Your friend
You are my desire
No one else will do
'Cause nothing else could take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace
Help me find the way
Bring me back to You

You're all I want
You're all I've ever needed
You're all I want
Help me know You are near

The culprit for this Jesus-is-my-boyfriend tune: Kelly Carpenter; © 1994 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing. (Surprise, surprise, surprise!)