Sloppy Wet Kiss

I’ve been listening to the song How He Loves Us all day. Powerful song. It’s one of those songs where you start air drumming so hard that you break your air drum sticks on the side of your air snare because you’re just going nuts.

It’s a pretty deep and fairly “wordy” song as well. Definitely not a song full of fluff. However, in the second verse there is a line that at first listen sounds kind of ridiculous.

The line is this… “So Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss…”

Awkward…(my friend Rita would probably say “awkward turtle” and move her hands in a turtle motion)

Anyway, the first time you hear the line you’re kind of turned off by it. But at least for me, the more I hear it the more deeply it resonates with me.

It’s the type of line that is just so raw and messy, but the type of line that conjures up beautiful images of a father swooping down to pick up his child and plant the biggest wettest, most loving kiss on their cheek.

As big and powerful as God is, He’s also that loving and compassionate and willing to swoop down and plant a “sloppy wet kiss” on his children.

Incredible.

Here are the lyrics to the song as well as some links to various renditions of the song.

Verse 1:
He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realise just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

Pre-Chorus:
And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

Chorus 1:
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.

Verse 2:
We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
So Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…

Chorus 2:
He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.

Verse 3:
Well, I thought about You the day Stephen died,
And You met me between my breaking.
I know that I still love You, God, despite the agony.
…They want to tell me You’re cruel,
But if Stephen could sing, he’d say it’s not true, cause…

Chorus 3:
Cause He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us.
Whoa! how He loves us.
Whoa! how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.

Kim Walker sings “How He Loves Us”

John Mark McMillan sings “How He Loves Us”

David Crowder sings “How He Loves Us”

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7 Responses to “Sloppy Wet Kiss”

  1. Here is a little history from the author of the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYu68H7nNGQ&feature=related

  2. Thanks Sam, that’s some great background info.

  3. Great song, David. Especially like David Crowder’s version. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow – what great song lyrics!!

  5. It’s vulgar and if I am ever again at a church that sings it. I will walk out.

  6. Going Grey Says:

    Dear Ann Jones:

    It’s probably vulgar to you because you may be bringing a certain bias or preconception to the lyric. Check out Titus 1:15

  7. It is an awful lyric to be in a song about the Lord. Trying to explain it away is somewhat like justifying the watching of a movie you really, really want to watch, even though it has content you know you should run from. A sloppy wet kiss is not a picture any aware person has to think about long at all to get a clear image. Certainly not the image of a parent with a child. Not even a kiss on the cheek. Come on people, this type of thing is why some of those against contemporary Christian music are against it. It is imperative that we be honest with ourselves if we are to adequately minister while educating the world in worship. If we are not theologically sound, borderline vulgar, sensual, self serving, etc., it hurts the cause. Who are we fooling. Get 100 people together and ask them what a sloppy wet kiss is. Ask the m to draw a word picture and see what percentage gets some picture of God without consciously try to justify the use of the lyric in this song. Stand up and state the truth where it needs to be stated. By the way, I love the rest of the song!

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