I currently serve in a highly energetic Southern Baptist Church in the deep south of Mississippi. Sometimes I play Citizens & Saints’ “Oh God.” I know what you’re thinking: why would a southern baptist church want to worship with alternative gospel rock?
Honestly, it’s simple.
Each verse of this song paints a story of how our day-to-day life intersects with the character and nature of God. It reminds us that, throughout the peaks and valleys of our daily existence, He is ever present and makes Himself and His power known. The chorus validates our understanding of this as it leaves our lips, and gives us a deep and rich truth we should all embrace.
The highs and lows of life are unavoidable, and I know that within our church we always have people stuck in the valleys. It’s when we come together and sing praises to our King that we are reminded of His sovereignty, His loving heart, and how He consistently connects with His people. It is rich, it is powerful, and it reinforces the relational connection between the worshiper and our loving father. It is something every member of every church, regardless of where it’s located, can rally around and celebrate!
Gospel-centered lyrics are geographically boundless. So yes, sing it in your church. And you, sing it yours. And me? I’ll sing it in mine.