Pop singer Justin Bieber sang a cover version of the worship classic "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever" live on stage. Bieber offerwed an acoustic guitar-driven version of the ballad that has left many in the audience breathless. The performance came during his Purpose Tour at a concert in The AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France on Tuesday, 20th September 2016.
Bieber has often been vocal about his faith. Not only does he have a strong relationship with Hillsong Church's pastor Carl Lentz, but he was also baptized by the pastor. Bieber also attended Hillsong Conference in Sydney where he was part of the worship.
"I Could Sing of Your Love Forever" was first recorded by the English rock band Delirious?. The song's popularity has reached far beyond the band's; CCLI places the song among the 30 most-sung worship songs in the United States and has been called a "modern worship classic". According to Martin Smith, the author of the song:
"That song just wrote itself in about five minutes. The same chords the whole way through the song. I mean that's embarrassing really! It was just a little ditty. Did it at church. It was good but I don't think it really blew anybody away. It wasn't like, 'Oh Martin's written the most amazing song!' I still don't really think it is. But yes, that song, that moment changed our lives really. It's been one of the most sung songs in America and around the world. It's crazy really, this little ditty that we don't really do anymore. It's been great.
The song was written by Delirious lead singer Martin Smith in 1994, with the singer commenting on Twitter, "Ha! Justin Bieber rocking out one of my old