Friday, August 19, 2011

Unified Diversity - The Church & Flyleaf's Beautiful Bride

One of my favorite rock bands in recent years is Flyleaf - a band of Christians who have had some mainstream success.  The first track of their latest full length album, Memento Mori (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Deluxe Version) is called "Beautiful Bride" and is about the church.  The emphasis of the song is summed up in the first line:  "Unified Diversity functioning of One Body."

I know the song is a bit rockish, so the video below includes the lyrics and I have posted the lyrics below the video.  Its a good song with a great message and reflects some of what we will discuss Sunday.

Here are the lyrics:

Unified diversity
Functioning as one body
Every part encouraged by the other
No one independent of another
Irreplaceable, indispensable
You're incredible

Beautiful bride
Body of Christ
One flesh abiding
Strong and unifying
Fighting ends in forgiveness
Unite and fight all division
Beautiful bride

Strengthen your arms now
Train your fingers for battle
Urgency's here now
Train your fingers for battle
Fighting this violence
With your feet wrapped in peace
Sad tears and silence
Now screams of joy

We're not gonna fall and forget
How far You went to pick us up
If one part's hurt the whole body's sick
If one part mourns we all mourn with Him
Rejoice, and we'll sing with You
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

For more:
GBC - It is Well With My Soul: The Story of Horatio Spafford
GBC - Nothing But the Blood 
GBC - Third Day: Our God is a "Consuming Fire"

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