I believe they love God and desire to see others come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. To know Him as their personal Lord and Savior! It's obvious, but as the cliché goes, the message is in the music!

     "We are in this age—13 years into the band—where these are questions we all talk about when we get off stage. The footnotes of all the conversations are 'We love what we do, but there's gotta be more.' We want to make a change," answers front-man Martin Smith. "Surely, this whole God thing is not just for putting Christian records out. Surely God has called us to higher things. I think it's using the thing that God has given us to make a difference, whether small or large."  quote from Martin Smith at Christianity Today (2006)

Did you know the bible contains over 240 verses referring to music and/or singing? So what does that say to us? God desires for us to praise and worship Him in song as well as in life. Most of Delirious's songs promote praise and worship to God our Creator through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. A few of their most popular are; "I could sing of your love forever" "Shout to the North" "Do you feel the mountains tremble?" "Majesty" "God you are my God" "Awaken the dawn" and "Our God reigns"

Here are some Scriptures encouraging us to Worship our Creator in song:

1 Chronicles 16:9
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

Psalm 13:6
I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Psalm 30:4
Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy name.

Psalm 104:33
I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Ephesians 5:19
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I have a lot of favorites from Delirious?, but there is one that stands out to me personally. It's called, "August 30" It speaks of God giving us a second chance to live again. I have come to find out that Martin Smith, his wife, and brother in law, (Jon Thatcher), were driving home late one night in 1995, and Martin fell asleep at the wheel. They crashed into a wall at 40 miles per/hr. and totaled the car. You can see the photos on the special features of their new CD/DVD, "Now is the Time". Anyway, Martin came close to death, ended up in the hospital for several weeks. The police at the scene asked who the 4th person in the car was and even put it in the police report. There was no 4th person per se,  however it very well could have been an angel of the Lord watching over them as referred to here in Scripture: Psalm 91:9-12

If you make the Most High your dwelling—
       even the LORD, who is my refuge,
then no harm will befall you,
       no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you
       to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
       so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

See also Hebrews 13:2. This relates to me personally, in the sense that God gave me a second chance on life back when I was in high school,  finding myself totally lost and delirious. I became suicidal and wound up in the hospital. Hence, I've made a website entitled, "Suicide is not the way out!" If you go to that site, you can listen to the entire song in mp3 and read my encouragement to not give up. There is someone who deeply loves you and wants to be your everything. That of course being our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Other sites related to delirious?:

delirious.co.uk - new and improved flash version of the official group website.  you can even listen to any of their songs on the site.  sign up and be a part of the forum!  cause, you're either forum or against'em!

delirious #1 unofficial fan site This site has it all, with the most updated unofficial info found online!


Real magazine - article on Christian music, with focus on Delirious?


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