I’m not going to defend it too strongly, because it is kind of an absurd song, which is why it’s one of my favorites. SN. There are songs out there that I know are problematic for whatever reason and I like them anyway. Is that bad? Like Draw Me Close. Never mentions God or Jesus. Could very much be a romantic love song. Problematic. I still like it. Or in Come, Now Is The Time, the line “gladly choose you now” is kind of funky to Reformed people. But I like it also. Sang both on Sunday.

But anyway, the song’s absurd but not as bad as Dave makes it out, I think. Here are some things he brought up:

  • It’s poetry (maybe), not praise. I dunno, I think the Psalms, which was I guess a songbook, has a lot of stuff in there that’s similarly poetic. So it’s “Biblical.”
  • Random changes to who/what’s being addressed in second person. This is also Biblical. First example I could find was Psalm 4, where David switches abruptly from addressing God, then people, and about God, and back to God again. I think this kind of stuff is all over the place.
  • Dancing upon injustice. So yeah, like Jieun, I think it’s symbolic. Just, the whole theme of the song is, God’s moving, he’s bringing change to this world. Bringing revival and repentance, preparing for Jesus’ return. So, he’s saying in light of this, now there’s joy. So we should sing with this joy. And the injustice of this world is being replaced with his joy. And this is symbolized by dancing upon injustice. That’s my take, at least.

But what it looks like physically is up for interpretation. Personally, I’m extremely compelled by Dave’s interpretation. Extremely compelled.

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