Posted tagged ‘Shai Linne’

Triune Praise | Shai Linne

June 2, 2012

When it comes to the doctrine of salvation, central to what I understand in Scripture is that “salvation is of the Lord.” God is the author of salvation, and He has determined the answer to all questions of who, what, when, where, and why. The salvation God brings is essentially and necessarily Trinitarian, and anyone who undermines or deviates from the biblical explanation of how God the Father purposes, God the Son purchases, and God the Spirit pursues sinners is misrepresenting the gospel and misleading sinners in the process.

In light of that, I would like to commend the following hip hop song by Shai Linne called “Triune Praise” wherein he eloquently explains the trinitarian nature of salvation with poetic clarity.

Triune Praise

Verse 1
Praise God the Father, the Immortal Creator
For Your glory you made us, You’re the Sovereign Orchestrator
All that You decree will most surely come to happen
You’re awesome as can be and Your glory none can fathom
Nothing could ever stain You, the heavens can’t contain You
We thank You for sending Your Son to explain You
Otherwise we would have remained in the dark
but You sent Your Holy Spirit to spark a change in our hearts
According to Your eternal purpose and will
You determined to reveal Yourself to those who deserve to be killed
Those of us whom You foreknew adore You
We praise You that You predestined us to be conformed to
The image of Your Son who’s the radiance of Your glory
When I meditate on it, the weightiness of it floors me
So Father, we’ll praise you over and over again
Because You sent Your only Son to atone for our sins

Chorus
Glory to the Father, Glory to the Son,
Glory to The Spirit- Three and Yet One
One in Your essence, Three in Your Person
The same in Your nature, distinct in Your working
Oh my soul- behold the wonder of the Trinity
Blessed be the Trinity, Oh, what a mystery!
I’ll stand amazed for the rest of my days
Pouring out my heart in Triune praise

Verse 2
Praise God the Son, Second Person of the Trinity
You’re distinct from the Father, yet you share in His divinity
Fulfilling an eternal covenant- You came through
To planet earth to save who? All the Father gave You
You became a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief
For the glory of Your Father You extinguished the beef
That stood between us at the cross- the Father’s anger released
The Shepherd slain for the sheep, the situation is deep
I can’t find the right language to speak, in fact it’s making me weep-
Just the thought of You saving this creep
You’re risen from the dead, I still can’t get this in my head,
How the Judge could leave the bench and go to prison instead
Lord Jesus, you’re amazing, Your bleeding is what saved men
It’s the reason why we’re praising, can’t wait to see Your face
In the meantime, please help us to see You as colossal
And by the Spirit live lives worthy of the gospel

Verse 3
Praise God the Holy Spirit, 3rd person of the Trinity
Distinct from Father and Son, yet share in Their divinity
Holy Spirit we praise You, You don’t like the spotlight
You’d rather point away from yourself and give props to Christ
But yet because You’re God, You deserve veneration
And You’re the One responsible for our regeneration
You apply the finished work of Christ to all the elect
Your call is effectual- You haven’t lost one yet
You comfort us when sin, Satan and the world got us bothered
And it’s only by You that we cry out “Abba Father”
You’re the Spirit of adoption, the Spirit of Truth,
You graciously provide Your people with the gifts and the fruit
You help us kill sin and dis-attach us from our idols
If it wasn’t for You, we’d never understand the Bible
Because You wrote it- For our life it will surely suffice
Amazingly, You do it all for the glory of Christ!

The Glory of God :: Shai Linne

August 8, 2011

Charles Spurgeon + Lyrical Theology

July 2, 2011

Yet another reason why Shai Linne is my favorite hip hop artist around . . .

Love Demonstrated, Holiness Vindicated

February 23, 2011

Shai Linne on Expository Preaching

November 13, 2010

The first mark of a healthy church, as chopped up by the reverend Shai Linne . . .

Shai Linne Breaks It Down on the Atonement

August 25, 2010

I’m a big fan of Shai Linne.  This brother puts out lyrical theology unlike any other guy around. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here are the lyrics (in catechesis form) of a song on the doctrine of the atonement . . .

Verse 1

Who is God? God is the universe’s Creator
And Sustainer plus the only Savior, there is no one greater
He triune, holy, omnipotent, omniscient, absolute
Loving, sovereign and righteous are a few of His attributes

How do we know this? Well, we know this from the Bible
Where God has revealed Himself- anything else is just an idol

What’s the Bible about? Man’s complete ruin in sin
And what God has done in Christ to bring us to Him again

What is sin? Sin is the breaking of God’s law
Plus our condition, which means from birth we all got flaws

What’s the result? The result is by nature we’re God’s enemies
And must pay the penalty unless God provides the remedy

What the remedy? The remedy is the cross of Christ
Where He suffered all the strikes for the lawless type
I’ve been rescued by the Lamb, I’m convinced that He’s risen
And blessed is the man whose sins are forgiven!

Chorus

Just fall back, and with the eyes of faith
Behold the beauty of surprising grace
Because the Lamb has died, third day He had to rise
He’s magnified- God’s wrath is satisfied

Just fall back- there’s an atonement now
The cross of Christ is holy ground
Because the Lamb has died, third day He had to rise
He’s magnified- God’s wrath is satisfied

Verse 2

Regeneration– the Holy Spirit’s true work in His love
To the elect, who receive new birth from above

Expiation– expiation means God’s removed my filthiness
The old testament type was the goat into the wilderness

Redemption– we’ve been freed from slavery to sin
And His very own blood is the price He paid, my friend

Propitiation– Propitiation means since the Lamb has died
His work is finished- God’s wrath is satisfied

Adoption– adoption means God is now my Father
I got the hottest Poppa and by the Spirit holler Abba

Reconciliation means there’s no more enmity
God is now a friend to me, we’re no longer enemies

Justification– God declares us righteous
Sanctification– we’re being made into His likeness
Glorification– that’s what happens at the finish
When God conforms believers perfectly to Christ’s image!

Verse 3

God’s grace is magnificent, He slayed His innocent
Son- through faith and repentance we get the benefits

What is faith? Faith is a gift from God- when we receive this
We trust and treasure the person and finished work of Jesus

Repentance? Repentance is turning from your sin
And trusting Christ as the Spirit cleanses you within

What is grace? Oh, grace is unmerited favor
Our inheritance major ‘cause we cherish the Savior
Right, and if I may quote again, we were doomed with Satan
But believers get Jesus’ righteousness through imputation

Imputation? God takes Jesus’ righteousness amount
Through faith He credits it into the Christian’s account

Anything else? Well, I guess this overview must suffice
But none of this is possible apart from union with Christ
And finally, once you know the ways of the Lord than the
only thing that you can say is Soli Deo Gloria!

If God Is Not There

December 13, 2008

Once again, Shai Linne (bringing lyrics you won’t find in CCM or your everyday sermon).

Bringing the Gospel

November 20, 2008

Lots of talk about Great Commission Resurgence these days in the SBC, so I would post a picture of what I think a return to the gospel might look like in some “pulpits” today. Quite a bit different than your John 3:16 conference, no? 🙂