In Reggae Songs
Genesis - The Creation
Whether considered as scientific fact or symbolic myth,
the account of the Creation in the first pages of the
book of Genesis has undeniably inspired every generation
of humankind, and continues to inspire today.
1:1 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the
The opening chapters
of the book of Genesis tell in dramatic terms of the
creation of the heavens and earth. The phrase "In
the beginning..." implies a time of
incomprehensible remoteness. Transferred to Reggae
lyrics, this verse is often paralleled beside John 1:1, In
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. ... For examples of
songs referring to the creation account, see 'Wanted Children' by Bunny Wailer, and 'Creation' by Peter Tosh.
1:26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of
the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the
cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth.
The knowledge of the awesome fact of being created in
God's own image should surely make us love and respect
others and ourselves. We are special in God's sight. God
even gave us dominion "over all the
earth", so we should acknowledge our
responsibility and not abuse that freedom. ... See, for
example, the songs 'Reincarnated Souls', by Bunny Wailer, and 'We And Them', by Bob Marley.
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Frequently Occurring Biblical Quotations in Reggae Lyrics