How do you hear? When I hear this song, what I hear is different then what my best friend hears. He hears a powerful a song, but just a song. And lying here listening to this song, I am so filled with emotion. I remember singing this song with thousands of other people at a Christian conference, most of us crying, and the huge emotions and intense presence of God with us as we sang. And I still feel that, and I still hear that. I don't just hear Chris Tomlin singing it, or me singing it, but all of us. Reading the lyrics I wish that this song wasn't about "our God" and about "this nation", because I don't believe in the Christian God anymore. I just believe in God. And I think if God has anything to do with America, it's because...well, I don't really know. I don't know how God can be more or less involved with any nation, anywhere.
But God is just God to me. I don't know if he's the God that this song is singing about. I'm just not sure.
But I know that when I hear this song, I still feel those emotions. And I still want to cry and feel overwhelmed, and most of all feel not alone.