Thursday, November 25, 2010

Freer of the Captives

My roommate and I came home one day with this same concept stirring in our minds and in our hearts: Jesus being the “freer of the captives” and clinging to this freedom. In a matter of minutes the idea was almost fully completed and we had a new song to worship with. Without Christ and without his will to save us, we are imprisoned. Since Jesus came as the “light of the world”, death and darkness are no longer what our eyes see if we rest in his sacrifice alone. We were captives, but now we are hopeful and free by the blood and resurrection of Christ.

We cry: oh Lord, we're helpless without you
We cry: Savior, our eyes cannot see you
You said: come out, to those in the darkness
You said: be free, to all the imprisoned

Jesus, freer of the captives
All our hope is in
Jesus, freer of the captives
All our hope is in you

Our sin had bound us to the enemy
Our hearts were chained in slavery
You lead forth the prisoners with singing
We cling to this freedom you're bringing

“Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the LORD. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” Psalm 68:4-6

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