Biblical side of U2

Hannu Natri ([email protected])
Sun, 2 Aug 1998 23:24:01 +0300 (EDT)

Hi there folks!
Greetings from Finland!
This my first message in this U2-list.
In this message there are some comparisons
between certain U2-lyrics and
        certain Bible-passages;
there are many sides in this band and in this message there is
a talk about one of them:
                                       "Our Father in heaven,
                                        hallowed be Your name,
"I believe in the Kingdom Come... Your Kingdom Come" (Mt 6:9a
                                  "Then I heard a loud voice in heaven
                                   say: "Now have come
                                   the salvation and the power and
                                         the kingdom of our God, and
                                   the authority of His Christ (Rev
"You broke the bonds and
 You loosed the chains
 Carried the cross "Carrying His own cross,
 And all my shame He went out to the place of the Skull" (Jh 19:17).
 All my shame "He...carried our sorrows (Is 53:4).
 You know I believe it"
      U2: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
          The Joshua Tree
                                        "and through Him to reconcile
                                         to Himself all things, whether
                                         things on earth or things
                                         in heaven, by making peace
"To the side of a hill, blood was spilt through His blood, shed
 We were still looking at each other on the cross" (Col 1:20).
 But we're going back there, Jerusalem...
 I want to go to the foot of Mount Zion
 To the foot of He who made me see.
 To the side of a hill, where we were still,
 We were filled with a Love.
 And we're going to be there again, Jerusalem.
 A shout, a shout, with a shout shout it loud, with a shout"
      U2: With A Shout
"I was there when
 They crucified my Lord "Here they crucified Him" (Jh 19:18).
 I held the scabbard when
 The soldier drew his sword "Deliver my life from the sword" (Ps 22:20).
 I threw the dice when "They cast lots for my clothing" (Ps 22:18).
 They pierced his side "One of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side
                             with a spear" (Jh 19:34).
                            "He was pierced for our transgressions...
                             and by His wounds we are healed" (Is 53:5).
 But I've seen "Posterity will serve Him; future generations
 Love conquer the great divide" will be told about the Lord.
                                They will proclaim His righteousness
                           to a people yet unborn-- for He has done it"
                                                              (Ps 22:30
      U2: When Love Comes to Town -31).
          Rattle & Hum
"The real battle just begun
 To claim the victory Jesus won "Jesus rose early
 On a Sunday bloody Sunday" on the first day of the week" (Mk 16:9).
      U2: Sunday Bloody Sunday
"Who heals the wounds, " His wounds we are healed" (Is 53:5).
 Who heals the scars?
 Open the door, open the door...
 Open are the way now
 To the Lamb of God
 To the Love of He
 Who made me blind to see
 He's coming back
 He's coming back
 Oh believe Him
 Jesus coming Amen
      U2: Tomorrow
Bible passages above are taken from the New International Version.
List of abbreviations:
"He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
 Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust" (Psalm 40:3-4a).

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