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03. Befriended

Where Angels Fear To Tread
by Matt Redman


Verse 1
Befriended, befriended
by the King above all kings.
Surrendered, surrendered
to the Friend above all friends.

Verse 2
Invited, invited
deep into this mystery.
Delighted, delighted
by the wonders I have seen.

This will be my story,
this will be my song.
You’ll always be my Savior,
Jesus, You will always have my heart.

Verse 3
Astounded, astounded
that Your gospel beckoned me.
Surrounded, surrounded,
but I’ve never been so free.

Verse 4
Determined, determined now
to live this life for You.
You’re so worthy; my greatest gift
would be the least You’re due.

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Behind the Song:
'I’d written down the word 'befriended' a couple of years ago, thinking there’s definitely a song in that word. I keep a couple of little song-writing journals – one on my palm pilot, and one in normal pad of paper. I think it’s important for a song-writer to write down every little thought that comes to them – sometimes I literally just write down one word, other times a little phrase, and sometimes whole verses. So often these little scribblings become the ‘seed’ of a song some time in the future.

For me the word 'Befriended' was just a fresh way in to write another song on the friendship of the Lord, which for me is always an inspiring theme. When it came to the chorus, I gave a little ‘nod’ to Fanny Crosby with the lines, 'This will be my story, this will be my song'. It’s often good in songwriting to have the chorus sum up lyrically what the verse have been saying, so alluding to those lines from ‘Blessed assurance’ felt like a good way to do that.

After writing this song, I realised it’s the first song I’ve ever written where the rhyme is at the beginning of the line instead of the end (in the verses). To be honest, I did it by accident, but I might think about doing that again at some point!' - Matt Redman




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