Tuesday, December 13, 2005

my favorite Christian singer - Bob Dylan



I found this album after listening to 3rd Day's "Offerings" album which played "Saved".

I havent listened to the other songs yet - just bought Slow Train Coming, but feel compelled to review...

The lyrics of Saved alone contain as much theology as the great hymns of old - every line is profound and taken from the Bible. (I wish I could have had my Grandpa listen to this - but maybe someday in heaven, we shall all gather round to listen to Dylan himself play). Better than most modern christian music, in poetry or theology.

Bob shoulda been a hymnwriter.

Looking at just the first three lines of the first verse (using a quick search online concordance):

I was blinded by the devil,
Born already ruined,
Stone-cold dead,
As I stepped out of the womb.
By His grace I have been touched,
By His word I have been healed,
By His hand I've been delivered,
By His spirit I've been sealed.


line 1: I was blinded by the devil,

[2 Corinthians 4:4
"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ..."]

[John 12:40."He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn-and I would heal them." ]

line 2: Born already ruined,

[Job 15:14. "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous?]

line 3: Stone-cold dead

[Psalm 51:5. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.]
[Ephesians 2:1. As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,...]
[Colossians 2:13. When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature,[a] God made you[b] alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,...]


So on to the rest of the joyous song!......

I've been saved
By the blood of the lamb,
Saved
By the blood of the lamb,
Saved,
Saved,
And I'm so glad.
Yes, I'm so glad,
I'm so glad,
So glad,
I want to thank You, Lord,
I just want to thank You, Lord,
Thank You, Lord.

By His truth I can be upright,
By His strength I do endure,
By His power I've been lifted,
In His love I am secure.
He bought me with a price,
Freed me from the pit,
Full of emptiness and wrath
And the fire that burns in it.

I've been saved
By the blood of the lamb,
Saved
By the blood of the lamb,
Saved,
Saved,
And I'm so glad.
Yes, I'm so glad,
I'm so glad,
So glad,
I want to thank You, Lord,
I just want to thank You, Lord,
Thank You, Lord.

Nobody to rescue me,
Nobody would dare,
I was going down for the last time,
But by His mercy I've been spared.
Not by works,
But by faith in Him who called,
For so long I've been hindered,
For so long I've been stalled.

I've been saved
By the blood of the lamb,
Saved
By the blood of the lamb,
Saved,
Saved,
And I'm so glad.
Yes, I'm so glad, I'm so glad,
So glad, I want to thank You, Lord,
I just want to thank You, Lord,
Thank You, Lord.

1 comment:

STEADS said...

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