I love the song, “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship. I’ve listened to it countless times on my own and sang it oodles of times at church. I have it on a playlist right now.

But I ask you, who is being worshipped?

Let’s look at the lyrics.

Who am I that the highest King
Would welcome me?
I was lost but He brought me in
Oh His love for me
Oh His love for me
Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God
Yes I am
Free at last, He has ransomed me
His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin
Jesus died for me
Yes He died for me
Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God
Yes I am
In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God
Yes I am
I am chosen
Not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me
Not against me
I am who You say I am
I am chosen
Not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me
Not against me
I am who You say I am
I am who You say I am
Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God
Yes I am
In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of

I counted 37 uses of “I” or “me” and 23 references to God. I know it credits God for rescuing us and glorifies Him for it, but there’s a prevailing humanistic theme with a positive confession, word of faith movement vibe.

Who does the song focus on – God or us?

It’s just a thought.

Again, I like the song, but I also love music by many other artists who definitely aren’t worshipping God.

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