God of Wonders or God of Blunders?: "God of Blunders?"
My church has decided to introduce the song “God of Wonders” by Marc Byrd and Steve Hindalong. Here’s what writer Steve Hindalong (from 80’s Christian rock band “The Choir” says about the song:
When Marc played the chord progression and melody, it felt really big. I kind of got a chill-I got goose bumps on my arms. I just thought, 'This song needs to be big, with really vast language.' So 'God of wonders beyond our galaxy' was as big as I could think.
You can read the story of the song at http://www.integritymusic.com/worship/story/0903.html
While this song is one of the most recorded “worship” songs in modern history (around 100 versions), when I first heard it, it rang alarm bells for me. Having sat down and analysed it carefully, the concerns remain. But I also have to admit I like playing it. I’m not the only one. Award winning Aussie writer Colin Buchanan (who is normally VERY careful) has recorded a version – while changing a few words. So does it matter? Am I being a Pharisee? Read on and decide for yourself.