Did Linkin Park have a change in heart, if not faith?

I find both Linkin Park’s music and lyrics to be substantially changed in this song as compared to their previous ones.
I’ve asked several friends from college involved in the Christian music scene what they think.  I’ll report back here, discretely, with what they find.  Meanwhile, the lyrics of a lot of breakthrough Christian bands have been brought to mind.
Lyrics here (courtesy of Google Lyrics, Linkin Park, The Catalyst):
 
God bless us everyone
We’re a broken people living under loaded gun
And it can’t be outfought
It can’t be out done
It can’t be out matched
It can’t be out run
No
 
God bless us everyone
We’re a broken people living under loaded gun
And it can’t be outfought
It can’t be out done
It can’t out matched
It can’t be out run
No
 
And when I close my eyes tonight
Two symphonies of blinding light
God bless everyone
We’re a broken people living under loaded gun
 
Oh
Like memories in cold decay
Transmissions echoing away
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky
 
God save us everyone,
Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?
For the sins of our hand
The sins of our tongue
The sins of our father
The sins of our young
No
 
God save us everyone,
Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?
For the sins of our hand
The sins of our tongue
The sins of our father
The sins of our young
No
 
And when I close my eyes tonight
To symphonies of blinding light
(God save us everyone, will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns? Oh)
Like memories in cold decay
Transmissions echoing away
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky
 
Like memories in cold decay
Transmissions echoing away
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky
 
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
Lift me up, let me go
 
God bless us everyone
We’re a broken people living under loaded gun
And it can’t be outfought
Can’t be out done
It can’t be out matched
It can’t be out run
No
 
God bless us everyone
We’re a broken people living under loaded gun
And it can’t be out faught
Can’t be out done
It can’t be out matched
It can’t be out run

Author: patriot

It was a distinct honor, as well as my pleasure, to serve my country for more than twenty years. I love my country, but sometimes I'm not too happy with its leaders. I'm working to change that, and I could use your help. Please join me! Thanks. : ) - Patriot

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