Out of Bondage (dust&grooves)

By Steven Shaw

Out of bondage is the last song on this album and it is one of my favorite tracks I’ve ever written. Not only is the song saying much about how great Christ is, it’s just a super fun and groovy track. Read words first then listen to the song. The words go by pretty fast in the song so reading them beforehand will help with hearing all the rich goodness from these old hymn words. Let’s break the words down now.

(Breakdown is written like this)

Out of Bondage

(The main point of this song is that God hasn’t just saved sinners out of their sin, death, and punishment, but He has saved us into and back to His family and self. He invites us to be part and enjoy everything He has to offer)

Out of bondage, sorrow and night,                                                                                                                                                           Into freedom, gladness, and light,
                                                                                                   Out of sickness, into Your health,
                                                                                                  Out of my want, into Your wealth,

(We were enslaved to our passions and desires. Doing whatever we wanted before we knew Christ is what was causing us pain and darkness. Now we are no longer dead and dying but we are made alive and given new life/purpose for life)

Out of my sin, failure and loss,
                                                                                                       Into glory, gain of the cross,
                                                                                                              Out of sorrows into Your balm,
                                                                                                        Out of life’s storms, into Your calm,

(We have been saved from our sin and shame. Now we rest in all Christ did on the cross. God takes us and restores us from this world and gives us joy and peace no matter what the circumstances in our life)

(Chorus)                                                                       

You created us to love You and to praise You

So amazing

Then You saved us in Your glory never ending

So amazing

(God has created us to worship Him. To enjoy Him, to glorify Him and to share Him with others. And that praise will last forever)                                                                                

Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
                                                                                                   Into Your blessed, will to abide,
                                                                                                       Out of myself, to dwell in Your love,
                                                                                                Out of despair, raptures above,

(There is no rest and peace like the peace that comes from knowing God and being in step with His will. The more we push away from Him the more we are unfulfilled. We were made to worship Him alone and when we replace Him with His creations, we are left wanting. But the more we walk with Him, the more we care less about our desires and more about others and His desires. We look towards Him and forward to His return)                                                   

Out of the fear, and dread of the tomb,
                                                                                        Into the joy, light of Your throne,
                                                                                                     Out of the depths, of ruin untold,
                                                                                                   Into the peace, Your sheltering fold,

(Death is always a scary thing because it is the great unknown. But for the Christian, we know exactly what’s going to happen. We haven’t been given details on everything but we have been promised perfect peace and joy for all of eternity and to be face to face with the great God who loves us and that’s exciting stuff!)

(Chorus)                                                                     

Bridge: Jesus I come to Thee, because You first chose me

(God is sovereign over everything in this world, in the past, present and future. In the Bible, we see this on repeat. Nothing happens outside of His will and plan. That means if you are a true follower of Christ, He chose you before you were born. Even before He began this grand story of redemption. You were chosen by Him to be redeemed. You don’t deserve it, have done nothing to earn it and couldn’t believe without His gift of belief)

(Chorus)

https://stevenshawmusic.bandcamp.com/track/out-of-bondage

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