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  • A slave to righteousness, and free

    This is a song I've just finished, based on Romans 6. It's not particularly congregational, and is a wee bit folky! Let me know what you think...

    http://soundcloud.com/richjens/a-slave-to-righteousness

    Lyrics:

    If I say I've died to sin
    How can I keep in it any longer?
    If I have been raised with Him,
    I live a life much stronger

    Just as Christ was raised from death
    Through the glory of the Father
    So I now am raised to life
    And free to serve my Master

    Chorus:
    I'm free, I'm free
    Not by works, but Christ in me
    I'm free, free indeed
    A slave to righteousness, and free

    I was once a slave to sin
    Reaping only what was death
    Now I am a slave to Him
    And now have life and wholeness

    (Chorus)

    Just as Christ was raised from death
    Through the glory of the Father
    So I now am raised to life
    And free to serve my Master
    http://soundcloud.com/richjens
    http://richjens.bandcamp.com/

  • #2
    Great job, Rich!!!! I think it can certainly be used congregationally. It has a teaching element that resonates along with the personal realization of one's freedom in Christ. The lyrics are very well written; good flow. Personally, I like the folky style. It sounds like a modern hymn, and fits the melody really well. The violin also makes it sound SO good! Great job, Rich!!
    Melanie Siewert, Christ's Servant
    BLOG: http://www.worshipvanguard.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      This song is very reminiscent of some of the Townsend/ Getty modern hymns; solidly scriptural, very melodic, and singable once the congregation has heard it a couple times.

      I think you have done a great job of taking an important scriptural concept and putting it in a setting that makes it easy to learn-- by singing it.

      Thanks for sharing.
      Tom

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      • #4
        Thanks guys! I'm still not 100% sure about it working congregationally, but I think I'll give it a try and see if it works. Might need to shift the key up a little bit.
        http://soundcloud.com/richjens
        http://richjens.bandcamp.com/

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        • #5
          I did not say you claimed that we are saved by works. I said that the way you arranged those verses gave the impression of believing that righteseous was attained by works. And why did I get that impression? Because you seem intent upon peppering us with verses, but not explaining what you see in those verses until you are badgerred to do so.
          http://www.plagiarismdetector.net
          http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/whatisplag.php
          http://definitions.uslegal.com/p/plagiarism/

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          • #6
            I really really like this. A great setting of Romans 6!! I think that it easily lends itself to corporate singing. In terms of the key, if I would sing this at my church, I might shift it up a half step to Bb. Just for energy's sake in the vocals. Songs like this are invaluable in their teaching of Scripture to the church. Super job!

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            • #7
              Thanks! Yes, it could probably do with being a little higher. Glad you like it.
              http://soundcloud.com/richjens
              http://richjens.bandcamp.com/

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