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01. Freedom's Slave

Sunshine for Rainy Days
by KDMusic

       
Lyrics:

The Son of God to the cross has gone, His closest friends have scattered.
Triumphant welcomes distant fade, Godís earthly rule seems shattered.
Where, O God, is the justice here, for those who longed to follow?
The hope he offered drowns in tears, and heartless dawns tomorrow.


But wait, this tale has more to tell than forceís domination.
His light, of silent dignity shines through humiliation.
Death on Him is not imposed whose power exceeds all kingdoms.
Obedience to death he chose, A slave, to serve our freedom.


And now, this glorious Prince of Life does more than teach examples.
As He ascends to His throne above, all sin and hell lie trampled.
Where O death, is your victory, since Jesus overwhelmed you?
Godís silent revolutioníry, has once, for all, expelled you!


Come share the joy of an empty grave that fills to overflowing,
And face your fears in the certainty of your own resurrection.
Though our hearts are scarred and frail, through darkness he is leading,
To stand against His enemies, and enter life and healing.


Dave Whitcroft, Arrangement: Dave Whitcroft & Ian Hannah ©2019 KDMusic

Behind the Song:
Context: This song started to germinate during the Second Gulf War & the Northern Irish ĎTroublesí. It struck me that notions of victory through force, or the flip side of the tragic underdog, both contrast sharply with the gospel. In His darkest days, Jesusí victory comes as an all powerful Messiah actively submits to humiliation. The disciples didnít see it coming, they were devastated. Weíve tried to capture that in the first verse. Itís written in the present continuous tense to try to imply an unfolding story ~ from hopelessness, to bewilderment, to dawning realisation as they reexamine His death in the light of the resurrection. The tune which has a long & international military history is associated with defiance against the odds.

(Search Themes: Son of God, Cross, Sorrow, Doubt, Boldness, Courage, Calvary, Humility, Servanthood, submission, Death, Easter, Victory, Freedom, Faith, Empowerment, Resurrection, Army, warfare, assurance, life, healing)
           
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