Secular Worship: I'll Stand By You

So, a lot of times I hear secular music and think, that would be a great worship song, whether it's something I think God might sing to us, something I might sing to Him or a duet.

 

This song, "I'll Stand By You" by the Pretenders is my current fave. (I'm also sure God has sung this to me on a number of occasions)

 

"Oh, why you look so sad?
Tears are in your eyes
Come on and come to me now
Don't be ashamed to cry
Let me see you through
'Cause I've seen the dark side too
When the night falls on you
You don't know what to do
Nothin' you confess, could make me love you less
I'll stand by you...

 

...So, if you're mad, get mad
Don't hold it all inside
Come on and talk to me now
Hey, what you got to hide?...

 

...When you're standing at the crossroads
And don't know which path to choose
Let me come along
'Cause even if you're wrong
I'll stand by you, I'll stand by you...

 

...Take me in, into your darkest hour
And I'll never desert you
I'll stand by you

 

And when, when the night falls on you, baby
You're feelin' all alone
You won't be on your own
I'll stand by you, I'll stand by you."

The Pretenders

 

By Pastor Michael,

Lead Pastor