Then and Now: The Love of God
Several “Then…and Now” images of this nature have been circulating on Facebook; they have inspired me to make my own:
Now, even though I’ll make a dramatic point once in a while, my temperament is such that I always have to include any necessary qualifications and mitigating factors. The author of the second song, Martin Smith of the band delirious?, has said: “That song just wrote itself in about five minutes. The same chords the whole way through the song. I mean that’s embarrassing really! It was just a little ditty. Did it at church. It was good but I don’t think it really blew anybody away. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh Martin’s written the most amazing song!’ I still don’t really think it is. But yes, that song, that moment changed our lives really. It’s been one of the most sung songs in America and around the world. It’s crazy really, this little ditty that we don’t really do anymore.” So in all fairness to him, he’s capable of more serious work, but of all the songs he’s written, this is evidently the one that the most worship leaders prefer.