Monday, October 14, 2013

My 5 favorite songs: Number 2

2. '40' by U2

In 1982, four Dubliners were told by their pastor that they couldn't be rockstars and Christians at the same time. In their 1983 album 'War', the Irish rock group U2 sang about religious violence in Ireland, nuclear disarmament and the Polish solidarity movement. With the last song of the album '40' they rightly bring their plead for peace to the Lord. U2 adapted this song from Psalm 40, hence the name '40'. The chorus of the song is a yearning for the Lord to hasten his return and bring peace to His creation:

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