Monday, October 18, 2010

Derek Webb- 'Wedding Dress'

In ourselves, we are completely unlovely. This song uses the biblical illustration of God's people as a bride. We are the unfaithful bride, completely unworthy of the husbands love, constantly turning our backs, constantly running away. We lack beauty and are completely unlovely in ourselves. However, what's amazing about the Gospel, is that it says God is like a faithful husband, who has remained patient. He sees us in our dirty, broken, unworthy, sick, selfish state, and chose to come to earth in order to redeem us. God loves his people (though defiled and totally jacked up) as a husband jealously loves His bride. The fact is, we are messed up, dirty and are a pitiful bride. But, in Christ, we are made completely lovely. We are clean, spotless, beautiful. Christ died for His bride. Love to the loveless shown, that they may lovely be. All we need to do is run to the faithful husband, who anxiously awaits His bride.

If you could love me as a wife
and for my wedding gift, your life
Should that be all I?d ever need
or is there more I?m looking for

and should I read between the lines
and look for blessings in disguise
To make me handsome, rich, and wise
Is that really what you want

I am a whore I do confess
But I put you on just like a wedding dress
and I run down the aisle
and I run down the aisle
I?m a prodigal with no way home
but I put you on just like a ring of gold
and I run down the aisle to you

So could you love this bastard child
Though I don?t trust you to provide
With one hand in a pot of gold
and with the other in your side

I am so easily satisfied
by the call of lovers so less wild
That I would take a little cash
Over your very flesh and blood

Because money cannot buy
a husband?s jealous eye
When you have knowingly deceived his wife

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