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09. Exodus (Faithful)

Bethany Dillon
by Bethany Dillon



 

Come fallen ones
Dance in the healing stream
He has faithfully kept you
Brought you out of captivity
Rejoice with all your hearts
Sing Him a new song
That’s heard high on the windswept mountains
It will resound

Lead, Lord, with unfailing love
Those that You have ransomed
And we will sing out as we go on
Our God is faithful

Reflect on all your days
You weren’t so free then
Once you were all called slaves
But now, blessed children
Move your feet
Dance before the Lord
On to the Promised Land
On to your reward, sing

Our enemies are at the bottom of the sea

Written by Bethany Dillon and Ed Cash / Bethany Dillon: Acoustic Guitar / Dan Needham: Drums / Ed Cash: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming, Synth, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin / Background Vocals: Ed Cash / ©2004 EMI CMG Music Publishing / Alletrope Music (BMI)

Behind the Song:
'“For it is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Exodus 15 is the song that Moses and Miriam sang after the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, parted right before their eyes. I read that passage again at church camp in the summer of 2003, but it was like I had read it for the first time. I remember sitting on that unbearably hot bench, staring out into a cornfield (there are a lot of those in Ohio) and letting my imagination go; thinking about the celebration of that day. The Israelites for generations had been in bondage, it was all that some of them had ever known. They had grown used to the oppression and the abuse and perhaps had started to question the value even of being the “children of God”. And then God sends a deliverer to His people and brings them out of their oppression only to destroy their enemies right before their eyes! I was totally caught up in it… “Exodus” means to leave… so this song is about leaving everything behind, but not necessarily forgetting it. We’ve all been released from what used to hold us back; we are the freedmen, and every day we get closer to the Promised Land. Our enemies are defeated and we find ourselves without chains. We look back at the Sea behind us, rushing and alive, as a symbol of the separation God has made between our shackles and us. True thankfulness fills our hearts until all we can do is move our feet and dance before our deliverer and sing “Lead Lord with unfailing love those that You have ransomed. We will sing out as we go on ‘our God is faithful; our God is faithful’.”' - Bethany Dillon

 

 

 

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