Famed country singer Carrie Underwood has never been afraid to publicly share her Christian faith, with her new tune, “Something in the Water” placing a strong focus on both baptism and conversion.
Underwood recently told “Today” that the song — part of her greatest hits album that is set to release on December 9 — is an uplifting ballad about the power of personal faith.
“It’s really kind of a joyous, uplifting song about changing your life for the better and kind of having that ‘a-ha’ moment, to waking up and your life being different from that moment forward,” the singer said.
Based on Underwood’s lyrics in “Something in the Water,” that moment of clarity comes when an individual gets baptized and is “washed in the water” and “washed in the blood” — overtly Christian themes.
“There’s somebody saying what I’m saying to you, Open my eyes and told me truth, He said just a little faith and it’ll all get better, So I followed that preacher man down to the river and now I’m changed, And now I’m stronger,” Underwood sings.
She continues, “I was all out of hoping, all out of fight, Couldn’t fight back my tears so I fell on my knees, Saying God if you’re there come and rescue me, Felt love pouring down from above, Got washed in the water, washed in the blood.”
The song concludes with Underwood belting out a portion of the popular hymn “Amazing Grace.”
Listen to it below:
As Deseret News noted, Underwood has always defended singing about religious themes, telling Glamour magazine in the past that country music is generally more welcoming of Christian themes.
“Country music is different. You have that Bible Belt-ness about it,” she said. “I’m not the first person to sing about God, Jesus, faith [or] any of that, and I won’t be the last. And it won’t be the last for me, either. If you don’t like it, change the channel.”
(H/T: Deseret News)