So a few weeks ago I got talking to one of the other women in my church. My husband does the worship time during service and we were singing this song. She had a hard time following it because it reminded her of another song.
- Glorious Day
You may know this song real well. The play it on the radio all the time. But did you ever hear the original song of where it came from?
- One Day
I can’t find a good video for that song, but it really is neat musically. Can you see that the lyrics are the same?
So the conversation went something like this.
“Another lady and I were confused about which song we were singing because I was trying to sing ‘One Day’.”
I had no clue what she meant until she started to sing it. In my head, they had been two different songs but when you look at just the lyrics on the screen, and know the hymn, then it would make perfect sense that it was hard to sing along. Especially when the overhead person wasn’t keeping up and my husband put me on the spot and I totally messed up! lol Thank God for His grace!
So the conversation went where she said musically, the original has more of an interesting sound then the newer one. But at the same time the newer one has a neat way of getting louder as you go.
So which one is better?
I actually think I like the second one I posted more than the first, especially after talking about it with her. Because in my mind she was right. The music is more interesting and the way it sounds makes it unique.
But does it matter?
I think sometimes music is a personal preference. Sometimes, if you don’t have much of an ear for it, you pretty much like anything with good lyrics or lyrics you can relate to.
What does God look at? He ultimately looks at the heart. So I guess the question is, are you focused on the music or Him? I know music has its place (God created it) but if it’s taking away from your focus of Him, I begin to wonder if it is necessary?
Use it with your heart looking to Him, whether the “Glorious Day” version or “One Day”. Agreed?
Do you know of any other songs that are similar or where you found yourself wondering or talking about the same thing? Please comment below! I would love to hear your thoughts!