I have been uncomfortable with the "Jesus is my boyfriend" variety of worship songs for a long time.
I have had a particular gripe with "Let my words be few" by Martin Smith...If I were to use it, we would sing the following:
"You are God in heaven
And here I am on earth
So I'll let my words be few
I'll stand in awe of You
I'll stand in awe of You"
Well, we sang it AGAIN yesterday in church. (That's two weeks in a row!)
And I sang the above words and then spent the rest of the song confessing my contempt and disdain for these songs, searching for some sort of missed understanding, wondering if I'm just not as 'intimate' in my 'personal relationship with Jesus', and finally realizing that I'm not so sure I have a 'personal relationship with Jesus' but that I relate to Jesus as an individual, yes, but as an individual who has been grafted into the family of God. I'm an "I" in the midst of a family that stretches through centuries and across continents...and I like the "we"-ness of that too!
Well, John Stackhousehas blogged about the same experience. And with quite a lot of response. (I'm the ajt in the comments!)