Tobymac brought us a single in “I’m Sorry (a lament)” that combines his faith with his poetic style of songwriting. It is a sincere look at the apathy that Christians have toward the Gospel.
TobyMac described this song in an Instagram post.
“Over a year ago as I stood with my wife and a group of friends on the Arbel Cliffs in Israel, our tour guide began to recite by memory the Sermon on The Mount, completely unannounced.” He continued, “The words of Jesus from Matthew 5, 6 and 7 struck me as if I had never read them before. I realized just how far we have strayed from what Jesus is asking of us. This (song) is simply my response, not judgment. I am deeply sorry for how far we have fallen short, and Godly sorrow leads to repentance. The church is God’s plan, and I love it…that’s why I had to write this song.”
While I did find it not as lyrically poetic as previous works, but I found the song to be genuinely concerned about the apathetic attitude of modern Christians. It is a heartfelt dedication to the “Beattitudes” found in the Gospel of Matthew. His dedication to Christ is on display as he sings about the desire for the Church to “wake up.”
Check out the lyric video below:
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