Today was my last Sunday visiting my home/sending church in the U.S. before we head back to Mexico where we live. Over the last month of visits, we have sung this song, So Will I (100 billion X) by Hillsong three times.
As we were singing it today and I could really pay attention to the lyrics since it was more familiar, it struck me that it was a nice song that reflected on God’s glory in creation in a way that everyone could affirm, no matter what their views on how God created.
I looked up the lyrics when I got home and was half amused and half inclined to roll my eyes when I realized the original line–
“A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said”
–was changed to “All moving in pursuit of what you said.” Still can’t say the E word in church, evidently. But still a nice song, even with the edit.