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Blake Shelton takes a hard look at faith with “Bible Verses,” off his upcoming ‘Body Language’ album

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Blake Shelton has dropped “Bible Verses,” off of his forthcoming Body Language album.

An intimate ballad backed by acoustic guitar, “Bible Verses” lays bare the struggles a person can face as they reconcile their faith with their own imperfections.

“…I keep praying for the day / That I can open up that Good Book / And Heaven don’t look like it’s out of reach / When it feels like those Apostles are giving me the gospel / And not the third degree,” Blake sings in the song’s chorus. “I just want it to read like Bible verses / And not the Bible versus me.”

Before he shared the song on Friday, Blake teased it on social media with a close-up clip of the flipping pages of a Bible.

“Bible Verses” is the 12th and final track off of Body Language, which also includes Blake’s chart-topping duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody but You.” The album’s title track is an as-yet-unreleased duet with former The Voice contestants The Swon Brothers, whom Blake mentored on his team during the show’s fourth season.

Body Language arrives in full on May 21.

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