Shout to the Lord: American Idol

April 13, 2008 at 10:18 pm 6 comments

I missed the American Idol rendition of “Shout to the Lord” Brian was talking about this AM and just got to watch it on  Ivy Six Pack.  Thanks!  

I had heard buzz that they removed “Jesus” and was trying to figure out what other work you could put there. 

They changed the words from “My Jesus, My Savior” to “My Shepherd, My Savior”. 

Still a good thing for such a highly rated show.  I wonder how much effort it took to get copywrite permission to change the words.  I’m still glad it was used, just interesting. 

My husband wonders if any other religions refer to God as “the Lord”?  In my mind, “Saviour” can refer to anyone else but “Jesus”…no other name.

If you happen along here, know these truth God gave man to be recorded for all generations in the Bible: 

“At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord”

“At the name of Jesus, demons must flee.”

“There is no under name [Jesus} under heaven or earth whereby men might be saved.”

“If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus” is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Jesus said, ‘I am THE way, THE truth, and THE life, no man comes to the Father except through me.”

I’m just glad none of that confetti falling stuck on any of their tongues or flew into their mouths, ’cause that would be very hard to deal with.  I had honestly never thought about confetti falling during a worship song.  Very interesting.  I’m not sure how they thought that might add to the effect of the song.  Perhaps Simon could tackle that one for us. 😉

And whoever held out that note forever gets two thumbs up from us.  Whew.  One set of pipes.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gchyayles  |  April 13, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    I saw it but never realized the change in lyrics! I definitely think American Idol is becoming more open to Christian faith. Two weeks ago there was a band rockin to ‘Jesus is on the mainline’ and I was just praising God for that. Thanks for posting it 🙂

  • 2. Kimberly  |  April 14, 2008 at 9:02 am

    But if you watched the Thursday night show they opened with that song and this time they sang “My Jesus, My Savior”

  • 3. "Maggie"  |  April 14, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Wow, Kimberly, that’s awesome! I’ll have to put that note up and check that out! Thanks!

  • 4. ~E  |  April 14, 2008 at 9:55 am

    It looks like the clip you showed here may have been from the “end” of a show…maybe Wednesday night..Idol Gives Back. The one I saw was the show opener on Thursday night. I did not catch a word change, but my hubby says he does not think there was a word change. He thinks they sang “My Jesus..”

  • 5. mom  |  April 14, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    They did sing My Jesus Thursday night. Wed. night closing was a reprise of the song and I think it does say My Shepherd in the second verse, or somewhere in there.
    The guy with the “pipes” is David Cook, a contestant this year, and he is good. lol, Mom

  • 6. mom  |  April 14, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I’m just glad they sang it. It was awesome, and mighty powerful!! Mom

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