Is Jesus Your Boyfriend?

My oldest daughter (14 years old) is a Leeland fan. My 12 and 7 year old sons, however, prefer Jars of Clay. Subsequently, we’ve had an ongoing family friendly feud about who’s the better band.

Well, my sons are claiming victory, and you can blame it all on the opening song to Leeland’s new album, Love is on the Move, titled “The Door.”

You may want to dim the lights and cue the rhythmic sound of waves gently lapping on the shoreline:

As the rain falls from heaven I’m lost in your love
You’re overwhelming Jesus
And we’re walking together holding hands
Oh it’s just you and me Jesus

Life is good here food is growing
On the beautiful branches
There is rest and there is peace
Inside the shade of your garden

Jesus you’re the only one for me
There’s no way I’m leaving you
You’re the love the way the life the truth
You’re the door I’m walking through

Angels are lifting songs of praise
Oh there just singing your story
And nothing can take me away from this place
Lord I’m just lost in your glory

Your love is the reason that I am here
And I’m running to you cuz your all I need

Jesus you’re the only one for me
There’s no way I’m leaving you
You’re the love the way the life the truth
You’re the door I’m walking through

Jesus you’re the only one for me
There’s no way I’m leaving you

Jesus you’re the only one for me
There’s no way I’m leaving you
You’re the love the way the life the truth
You’re the door I’m walking through

Jesus you’re the only one for me
There’s no way I’m leaving you

Ugh. While I enjoyed Leeland’s first album, this song is simply alarming. When I asked my daughter her initial thoughts after a quick listen, her response was revealing: “Well, they kind of start out with a ‘Jesus is my boyfriend’ song.” Then she handed me the liner notes. “Kind of?!?” I replied.

No thanks, Leeland. I think I’ll keep the door closed.

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