Psalms and Bono

Yesterday I preached from Psalm 40. I referenced the fact that a fairly unknown (ha!) Irish band named U2 wrote a song from the psalm, among other Scriptures. You may not be aware, but Bono is an admirer of the psalms.

Bono on Psalm 40

  • “When we were making our third record, the War LP, we were being thrown out of the studio by the studio manager because we had overrun or something and we had one more song to do. We wrote this song in about ten minutes, we recorded it in about ten minutes, we mixed it in about ten minutes and we played it, then, for another ten minutes and that’s nothing to do with why it’s called ’40’.”
  • “Psalm 40 is interesting in that it suggests a time in which grace will replace karma, and love will replace the very strict laws of Moses (in other words, fulfil them). I love that thought. David, who committed some of the most selfish as well as selfless acts, was depending on it. That the scriptures are brim full of hustlers, murderers, cowards, adulterers and mercenaries used to shock me. Now it is a source of great comfort.”

Below are also a few videos that you may be interested.

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