Who is this song addressed to?

My Dear Hunter Thompson

An excerpt:

…I need to say what my soul is singing
I need to say what my heart is screaming
I need to say what my soul is singing
I need to say what my heart is screaming

That I love You my Dear,
That I love You my Dear, my Dear…

You’re everything I ever wanted
Everything I ever needed
You’re everything I ever wanted
Everything I ever needed
You’ve ravished my heart, You’ve ravished my
You’re everything I ever wanted
Everything I ever needed
You’ve ravished my heart…

– “My Dear” by Hunter Thompson, Bethel Music

 

I find a song like this unhelpful on many levels – romanticising the relationship between Christ and His church, feminising God, bringing in sensual vocabulary to sung worship.

What do you think?

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4 replies on “Who is this song addressed to?”

  1. I agree, it’s rubbish. It has no spiritual food whatsover, no biblical content, no Christ. Zip. I call songs like this “candy floss” cause you can eat it, it tastes ok, but it gives you no sustenance, and you are hungry again soon after. If you keep eating the candy floss, then it can help you to become spiritually malnourished – particularly if all your teaching and preaching is candy floss too!

  2. Right. I remember years ago in a summer camp being completely weirded out by a song or two that was even more sensual and equally devoid of clear reference to Christ.

    If you can’t tell the difference between a song about Jesus and a song about whomever you hooked up with last night, that’s a significant problem.

    Emotion and emotive language are appropriate reactions to truth, but the truth has to be there first, else we quickly latch onto the emotion itself and be led wildly astray.

  3. Mmm. Reminds me of my churched and well-intentioned but misled and unedified youth, when I thought soul equated to spirit, emotion to communion.

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