Sunday, June 10, 2018

Vespers: White Dove, Fly High


Casting Crowns sings "White Dove, Fly High."

Casting Crowns is a contemporary Christian and Christian rock band started in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall, who serves as the band's lead vocalist, as part of a youth group at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida. They later moved to Stockbridge, Georgia, and more members joined. Some members of the band currently work as ministers for Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia. The band has won a Grammy and a Dove Award.


The dove has long been a symbol of peace in the history of mankind but the dove has great symbolism in the Bible too and is mentioned 46 times in Scripture. The dove represents the Holy Spirit that also indwells every believer after they have repented and trusted in Christ. For the believer, they are to be as innocent as doves so that no one can make any accusation against us and bring shame to the cause of Christ.

White Dove, Fly High

High up in the blue sky
Wings of hope are spreading wide
A white dove is dancing
Flying free and happily

White dove,
White dove,
Flying higher and higher

Lest my country's clean and blue skies
Should be cloudy and grey.

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