I Hate All Your Show

Posted on 9:11 PM, under

Wow. Watch for this one.  I can't wait for people to start singing this song.  I for one, hope the lyrics of this song are one day on the lips of every worship leader (and every believer for that matter.) from the megachurches to the basement gatherings.  I heard it a few weeks back and it was just released on Jon Foreman's new Summer EP.  I can't get it out my head.  There are quite a few songs lately that the lyrics have hit home with me.  I think I'm going to be posting a few more.  Here are the lyrics to this one.

I hate all your show and pretense
The hypocrisy of your praise
The hypocrisy of your festivals
I hate all your show

Away with your noisy worship
Away with your noisy hymns
I stop up my ears when you’re singing ‘em
I hate all your show

Instead let there be a flood of justice
An endless procession of righteous living, living
Instead let there be a flood of justice
Instead of a show

Your eyes are closed when you’re praying
You sing right along with the band
You shine up your shoes for services
There’s blood on your hands

You turned your back on the homeless
And the ones that don’t fit in your plan
Quit playing religion games
There’s blood on your hands

Instead let there be a flood of justice
An endless procession of righteous living, living
Instead let there be a flood of justice
Instead of a show
I hate all your show

Let’s argue this out
If your sins are blood red
Let’s argue this out
You’ll be one of the clouds
Let’s argue this out
Quit fooling around
Give love to the ones who can’t love at all
Give hope to the ones who got no hope at all
Stand up for the ones who can’t stand at all, all

I hate all your show
I hate all your show
I hate all your show
I hate all your show

It's based on Isaiah 1:11-17.  Click the link to check it out. As a worship leader, that passage is somehow both convicting and encouraging. 

Here is a video of Jon performing it for the first time.


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1 Reply to "I Hate All Your Show"

  • Gabe ♥ Hannah on June 23, 2008 at 7:05 AM

    i have all the other ep's except the summer one... now i can't wait to get it....

    nice....