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John Legend’s New Song ‘Preach’ is Based on a Famous Bible Passage

The Grammy award winner takes on faith in action

John Legend’s New Song ‘Preach’ is Based on a Famous Bible Passage
John Legend’s New Song ‘Preach’ is Based on a Famous Bible Passage

John Legend released an inspiring song entitled “Preach” last February 15, 2019. The song is based on a Bible passage from the book of Matthew.

The Grammy-award-winning artist released a teaser of his new song and shared what inspired the Gospel-centric track.

“My preacher told me that our neighbor wasn’t just the person that lives next door to you but other people whom you might not even know,” John shared.

The heart of the song is based on Matthew 27:37-39:

Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.’

Love your neighbor as yourself

The music video reflects the pain and the tragedy that impacts the criminal justice system. And it also conveys an important message to the listeners to start moving for change.

“Sometimes we can get so frustrated by the news and what’s going on and there’s this battle going on in ourselves. Do we become apathetic? Do we become engaged? Do we just talk about it, or do we do something?” John shared.

The inspiring lyrics address pain, injustice, and faith in action.

And heaven knows I’m not helpless
But what can I do?
I can’t see the use in me crying
If I’m not even trying to make the change I wanna see

I can’t sit and hope
I can’t just sit and pray
That I can find a love 
When All I see is pain.

Falling to my knees
And though I do believe
I can’t just preach, baby, preach
I can’t just preach, baby, preach

Indeed, John’s new song is a reminder for everyone. He is encouraging all of us to love the people around us just as Jesus commanded. Answer pain with compassion; injustice with mercy; hate with love.

Credits: John Legend

This article was written by Kriza Jo L.Tanduyan.

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