Let There Be

When not too long ago I shared N. T. Wright’s entertaining reworking of the Beatles song “Yesterday,” making it about Genesis, it got me thinking that it might be fun to do something similar. And so here is a reworking of another classic Beatles tune with new, Genesis-related lyrics, for your amusement. Lyrics follow below the video, as well as being embedded in the video itself.

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Let There Be

On the first day of creation

God made light so we could see

Speaking words of wisdom, “Let there be…”

On the second day he made a dome

To let us have some room to breathe

To separate the waters, “Let there be…”

Let there be, let there be, let there be, let there be

Shine into the darkness, Let there be…”

On the third and fourth days, God made

stuff that scarcely interests me

Weren’t there land and light already? “Let there be…”

And on the fifth day, every sort of

critter there could ever be

Let Earth and sea produce them, “Let there be…”

Let there be, let there be, let there be, let there be

There will be creation, “Let there be…”

Let there be, let there be, let there be, let there be

Speaking words of wisdom, “Let there be…”

On the sixth day God made humans

to rule over everything

Let them have dominion, “Let there be…”

And if this story gives you trouble,

don’t take it so literally

It’s poetry, not science – Let Genesis be!

Let there be, let there be, let there be, let there be

There will be creation, “Let there be…”

Let there be, let there be, let there be, let there be

Speaking words of wisdom, “Let there be…”

Let there be, let there be, let there be, let there be

It’s poetry, not science – Let there be!

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  • Mark A Matson

    Cute. I especially like the “Let Genesis Be…”

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Glad you liked it. I still owe you a recording of “Hosanna” – I haven’t forgotten!

  • mountainguy

    Nice, but at the very first I thought the post was about Pink Floyd’s song “Let there be light”.

    Greetings


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