“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” – 2 Corinthians 10:17-18
This is not a full Songs & Scripture post (though I probably will eventually do one for this song!) , but I read this passage in my devotions this morning and immediately thought of this song. Have a blessed morning!
The best thing about this hymn redone by Casting Crowns is that there were multiple glorious days in God’s story of redemption.
Mark Hall of Casting Crowns and Michael Bleecker wrote the music to this modern rendition but the lyrics are all taken from the hymn “One Day” by John Wilbur Chapman, composed in 1910.
There is so much packed into this song that it took me multiple days to look up all of the Scripture references. Sorry it’s been so long since the last Songs & Scripture post!
On a quick note: I found some debates online about the theology of the chorus. In my opinion, “living, dying, buried, rising, coming” as a WHOLE makes being loved, saved, sins being carried away, being justified possible. And I think that’s how the original author of the hymn meant it to be, not to be a “living=loving” “dying=saving”, etc. kind of interpretation. If you took out any of those pieces of Jesus’ life, we would not be singing any songs about him because it would all fall apart!
What are your thoughts? Of course, I think it’s important to sing songs that are biblically accurate, but at the same time I don’t believe we always have to be singing word for word Bible verses.
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)
Written by John Wilbur Chapman, Mark Hall, and Michael Bleecker
*As with the line “one day he’s coming” I had to cut off the number of Scriptures I included for many of the lines. But I’d like to continue on this topic: often Jesus’ second coming is not preached often enough on in the Western Church, but there are dozens of Scriptures on this very topic. I don’t want to assume this is common knowledge, unfortunately, after a friend I knew who had been going to church for years was surprised when I mentioned Jesus’ second coming and had no idea what I was referring to. Why is that so tragic?
Because like all the other parts of the story, Jesus’ second coming is crucial: the final piece of the puzzle to our redemption: only through Jesus’ second coming do we have hope of eternal life!
“so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” -Hebrews 9:28
There are few words I could add to this video that would not ruin the words belted out by Dr. Lockridge from his “Seven Way King” sermon and hammered home with the skillful typography used here. There is really nothing more I have to say, except, that’s MY King!
On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. (Revelation 19:16, ESV)
Happy Sunday!! We sang this song this morning at my church (The Midtown Bridge Church, Atlanta, GA) and I loved it! So simple but I just love when we are singing the same Scriptures we are studying (still in our Matthew 6 study entitled “Rhythm”).
I’ve added the obvious Scriptures from the Lord’s Prayer, but also found a few other references tied into that passage that I wasn’t as familiar with. I love seeing how the Old & New Testament ties together!
For those of you who think of the Lord’s Prayer as a stuffy, boring passage, I hope you enjoy this! And be prepared to WAKE UP!