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Beyoncé Knowles hasn't necessarily been the ideal Christian female role model lately. But that isn't stopping her from singing about Christ.
A new song called "Say Yes" features the reunited trio from Destiny's Child singing an unadulterated Gospel tune.
"When Jesus say yes, nobody can say no," rings the hook of the soulful chorus over a catchy dance beat.
Trading parts with former group mates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, Knowles picks up the second verse, singing:
I'm not worried about a thing
'Cause I know You are guiding me
Where You lead me, Lord I will go
I have no fear 'cause I know Who's in control
There's no limit to what You can do
'cause it all belongs to You
You're almighty and all-powerful
And it all belongs to You
The song is part of an effort on Williams' part to live out her faith in her music. In a recent radio interview with Raj Nair, Williams said, "I kind of started noticing that, even with my platform with Destiny's Child, my individual calling has something to do with evangelism, but not with the traditional way in a pulpit."
Williams called the genre of the new song "urban-inspirational"—one with "biblically themed" and "life-themed" messages but that is more pleasing to the hip-hop attuned ear than traditional gospel music.
"I am to speak the word of God through my music, and I even have opportunities, say in theater or other things that I do individually, to just be a light," Williams said.
"God gives us different platforms for His will to be done."
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