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JD Walt, a contemporary songwriter and worship leader wrote in another article about the change someone has made to a wonderful chorus addition to the classic hymn, “When I Survey the Wonderful Cross,” that he and someone else wrote a few years back. Walt and Chris Tomlin wrote, “Oh, the wonderful Cross. Oh, the wonderful cross, bids me come and die and find that I may truly live.”

Someone wrote to Walt and scolded him for including the phrase “bids me come and die that I might truly life” and instead changed it to “You did come and die, Now I (when I sing that part, I kind of stretch the I out), I-I-I can truly live.” Walt reflects on this change and then asks a very good question, “The big question I have for worship is, "Are we stretching the God out?" In other words, who is God and what is God up to in our worship services?”

from Christianity "It’s About Who?" Part 2

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