llPhil Wickham, an amazing songwriter and singer, really sticks to Biblical messages in his songs. Some of them such as “Cielo”, “All I Am”, “Heaven Song”, etc. are all based on Biblical beliefs or worship. I have yet to find a song of his that contradicts the Bible. I don’t always agree with the way he delivers some of his songs I have to admit that his songs are very, very good Biblically and professionally.

Many of Wickham’s songs aren’t songs that will necessarily appeal to many of today’s taste, because they war against the flesh as they produce pure worship to God.

The following lyrics come from his song, “True Love”:

Come close listen to the story
About a love more faithful than the morning
The Father gave his only Son just to save us

The earth was shaking in the dark
All creation felt the Father’s broken heart
Tears were filling heaven’s eyes
The day that true love died, the day that true love died
When blood and water hit the ground
Walls we couldn’t move came crashing down
We were free and made alive
The day the true love died, the day that true love died

Search your hearts you know you can’t deny it
Lose your life just so you can find it
The Father gave his only son just to save us


Jesus is alive
He rose again!

Come close listen to the story

The music, mood and tone of this song is just about perfect. The description of what happened at Jesus’ death is very moving and really keeps you captivated and he tells “the story”. Overall, I really enjoy this song.

There is one thing though, that Wickham made a mistake on. Jeremiah 17:9 says:

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Yet, Wickham says the unbeliever needs to search their hearts. This isn’t exactly Biblical for someone who is not saved to do. The next verse in Jeremiah 17 says:

I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

God searches man’s heart. Our heart is deceitfully wicked, therefore it cannot be trusted until God gives us a new mind, spirit and heart when Christ comes into our lives and changes us.

Except for Wickham’s confusion with the unchanged heart and the changed heart, this song is actually really good. It tells the account of Jesus’ death beautifully and even goes beyond at the end to make sure everyone knows that He is no longer dead.


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