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Idol Gives Lip Service

Dana and I were watching American Idol for the first time this season last night. I am always interested in the songs and performers that come on for their annual ‘Idol Gives Back’ show. I think it is great what they do for the poor and needy.
The closing song last night was ‘Shout to the Lord.” This is my all time favorite song! I was excited when it was announced because they have never purposely performed any Christian songs as a group. Well my joy faded quickly. The lyrics were changed from ‘my Jesus my Savior’ to simply ‘my shepherd.’ To the non-Christian viewer this change was probably not noticed at all, but as a believer I thought it was distasteful. I know that Jesus and Christianity are not cool or politically correct to talk about, but don’t use a song speaking specifically about Jesus and change the lyrics to make the song ‘inspirational.’ Jesus has always been and will always be inspirational!

I know that I should probably just be glad that the song was on there at all, but something about the whole thing was just wrong in my book. What do you think?
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  1. GK
    April 13, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    We don’t watch the show, but I was so excited to hear they sang “Shout to the Lord” that I went to youtube to watch…twice! And still didn’t even notice that they said Shepherd…maybe I was singing too loud! Savior is far better, but I’m grateful shepherd is still true.

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