Reaction to TobyMac & Sheryl Crow “Promised Land”

My sister introduced me to this song recently and I was totally fine listening to it 4 times in a row. Yeah, I’m that type of annoying. But hey, the song is THAT good. I think most would call it a Christian song but I love the creative way it speaks of the Creator without even mentioning His name. It reminds me of how I think of nature. I’ve never heard a tree say God’s name. A rushing river isn’t speaking about Jesus. A pair of pelicans coasting over the surface of the ocean not uttering any words about God at all.

And yet when I see the tree, or hear the river, or follow the pelicans, all I think is “God. Creator. Majesty. Awe.”

This song from Toby is just like that. In these lyrics, you might not hear God’s name, but your heart just might be craving the Creator. It might recognize His majesty. You might be in awe.

On a lighter note, the subtle use to the banjo is perfection. As is the carryover of the background choir at 2:15. Lastly, as if it needs to be said, it’s hard to go wrong with a Sheryl Crow duet. She’s pretty awesome.

Could this be Toby’s best song ever? Right now, it’s hard for me to think otherwise.

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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