Bible (Gangnam) Style

A while ago I wrote a Bible parody of Gangnam Style and I thought I’d post the lyrics on here, as I haven’t done that yet.

First though, a brief summary of what I did. One day, while Gangnam Style was at its peak of general worldwide mentalness, I thought, “hmm, I wonder if anyone’s done a Christian Gangnam Style parody yet”. I looked on YouTube and sadly discovered that all attempts I’d found were pretty lame. I thought I’d found a niche for a rare burst of linguistic creativity, so I got to work.

I wrote the lyrics over just a few days (mostly when I should have been asleep or at random points during the day when something popped into my head). I went for four sections telling the whole of history:

  1. Creation and Fall
  2. Old Testament promises of Jesus and Jesus’ birth
  3. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection
  4. Jesus’ return and the new creation

After writing the lyrics, I set myself the additional challenge of finding a Bible reference for every single line, to make sure it was all legit and to improve my knowledge of key Bible passages.

I then wanted to put it online, and thus Anselm Hart was born.

So without further ado, here are the lyrics (with Bible references in brackets – I challenge you to look them all up!).

Bible Style (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Bible style (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

The beginning of history starts with the creation (Genesis 1:1)
God created mankind to grow into a nation (Genesis 1:28)
He made the plants and animals and then made the man Adam (Genesis 1:11,24,26)
And he put him in a garden (Genesis 2:15)

It was awesome there (Genesis 1:31)
God made Eve as Adam’s wife (Genesis 2:22)
It was awesome there (Genesis 1:31)
They had no trouble and no strife (Genesis 1:28)
It was awesome there (Genesis 1:31)
To serve God was their life (Genesis 2:15,18)
It was awesome there (Genesis 1:31)
It was awesome there (Genesis 1:31)

But the serpent made them want to be like God (Genesis 3:5)
Sold them a lie (Genesis 3:4)
Then they ate fruit God had forbidden (Genesis 3:6)
The first sin changed everything (Genesis 3:14-19)
The whole world was cursed and they were going to die (Genesis 3:17-19)

We’re sinners Adam style (Romans 5:12)
Adam style (Romans 5:12)
Sinners Adam style (Romans 5:12)
Adam style (Romans 5:12)

Hey everybody (Romans 5:12)
Death is our penalty (Romans 6:23)

Though the sinners kept sinning, God had made a plan (Genesis 6:5,12:1)
He made a covenant with a man called Abraham (Genesis 12:2-3)
He offered peace to all through the promise of a seed (Genesis 12:3,7)
So that through him we can be freed (Galatians 3:29, Romans 6:22)

He’s the son and heir
Of God’s promise made to Eve (Genesis 3:15, Hebrews 2:14)
and he’s the son and heir
Of God’s promise made to Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15, John 1:45)
He’s the son and heir
Of God’s promise to Isaiah (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:20-23)
He’s the son and heir
He’s the son and heir

Of God’s promise made to David (2 Samuel 7:12-13, Luke 1:30-33)
Israel’s king (good with a sling) (2 Samuel 5:3, 1 Samuel 17:49)
They were waiting for a saviour – all of them, yes all of them (Matthew 13:17)
and he came and he was born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2, Luke 2:4-6)

Baby Jesus style (Luke 2:7)
Jesus style (Luke 1:31)
Baby Jesus style (Luke 2:7)
Jesus style (Luke 1:31)

Hey son of Mary (Luke 1:30-31)
God born as a baby (Matthew 1:20-23)

Jesus lived a perfect life, he never once did sin (1 Peter 2:22)
He healed the lame and cured the sick and many followed him (Matthew 4:24-25)
He preached a message of forgiveness and of love for all (Matthew 6:14,5:44)
But religious leaders couldn’t stand him (Matthew 12:14)

He was crucified (Matthew 27:35)
God himself hung on a cross (John 1:1, Hebrews 1:1-4)
He was crucified (Mark 15:24)
Paid our penalty for us (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24)
He was crucified (Luke 23:33)
Offered a free gift to the lost (Ephesians 2:4-9)
He was crucified (John 19:23)
He was crucified (Acts 2:23)

Though his dead body had been buried (Mark 15:45-46)
he wasn’t done – over death he’d won (1 Corinthians 54-57)
He rose victorious proving to us he’s the one – God’s promised son (John 20:24-31)
And he offers salvation to everyone (Matthew 11:28, Romans 10:13)

Who put their trust in him (John 3:16)
Salvation style (John 3:17)
Salvation style (Romans 1:16)
Salvation style (Acts 4:12)

Hey to my neighbour (Mark 12:31)
Trust in the saviour (Isaiah 12:2)

Jesus will return and in glory will be seen (Matthew 25:31)
We’ll all be raised and he will judge all evil there has been (Revelation 20:11-15)
But those who put their trust in him have had their slate wiped clean (John 3:16, Colossians 2:13-14)
And will join his new creation (Matthew 25:34)

It’s gonna be perfect there (Revelation 21:1-22:5)
All God’s people in his presence (Revelation 21:3)
Gonna be perfect there (Revelation 21:1-22:5)
There’ll be no more death or violence (Revelation 21:4)
Gonna be perfect there (Revelation 21:1-22:5)
All together for God’s glory (Ephesians 1:10,14)
Gonna be perfect there (Revelation 21:1-22:5)
Gonna be perfect there (Revelation 21:1-22:5)

And this new world will last forever (Revelation 22:5)
No way for us to mess it up (Revelation 22:1-3)
So we look forward, and we know that Jesus is king, we’ll reign with him (Revelation 3:21, 2 Timothy 2:12)
And we’ll get new hearts so we no longer sin (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

New creation style (Isaiah 65:17-25)
New creation style (Revelation 21:1-22:5)
New creation style (Isaiah 65:17-25)
New creation style (Revelation 21:1-22:5)

Hey new creation (Revelation 21:1-22:5)
God’s holy nation (1 Peter 2:9)

There you have it. I hope your view of the history of everything matches that one!

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the original video I made for this (up to a non-embarrassing 255 views as of 19 August 2013!). I’m well aware of the fact that I’m not good at singing in this style! If anyone wants to do a better video with these lyrics, please contact me.

Lyrics are © 2013 to me and cannot be used without permission (but please ask if you’re thinking of doing something and you’ll find I’m nice).

The song is a parody of Gangnam Style, which can be seen here and is © YG Entertainment Inc.

Bible Style (Gangnam Style parody)

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Christian Gangnam Style parody, telling the Bible’s history and future of everything. If you like it, please subscribe and follow me on twitter @AnselmHart. Why not look up the Bible references for yourself?

I’m well aware of the fact that I’m not good at singing in this style!

If anyone wants to do a better video with these lyrics, please contact me.

Lyrics are © 2013 to me and cannot be used without permission (but please ask if you’re thinking of doing something and I’ll help out). The song is a parody of Gangnam Style, which can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0 and is © YG Entertainment Inc.