A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

New Beginnings: A Song for the Survivor

This song is by JeffS, our resident composer.  Click on the link to hear it. The lyrics are printed as well so you can follow along as you listen. This is a good song to enter into the New Year with!  Thanks JeffS!
Song for the Survivor

This road has been too long
And the path was never straight
Broken down you were afflicted
By the ones you thought were safe

They spoke of your salvation
And you believed they held the key
So you walked the path they showed you
And you gave them everything

I hear your song and I know that you are weary
I see the tears and I feel how hard you’ve cried
But in the morning when this night is finally over
We’ll rejoice as we dance in Heaven’s light
And stand together at the feet of Christ

As the truth became illumined
The shadows feared the light would come
And you were scared they’d overtake you
But still you followed on

There’s a strength I see inside you
Though the devil says you’re weak
To rise against opression
And stand in Jesus victory

I hear your song and I know that you are weary
I see the tears and I feel how hard you’ve cried
But in the morning when this night is finally over
We’ll rejoice as we dance in Heaven’s light
And stand together at the feet of Christ

In the end there’s so much mystery
So much to God we never knew
But now we’re finally unlearning
And trading lies with heaven’s truth

I hear your song and I know that you are weary
I see the tears and I feel how hard you’ve cried
But in the morning when this night is finally over
We’ll rejoice as we dance in Heaven’s light
And stand together at the feet of Christ
Yes together we’ll stand before our Christ.

1 Peter 1:24-25  for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,   but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

7 Comments

  1. Bethany

    Wonderful! I love it. Is there a way that I can download it? If it costs money that’s ok. I would like to have it on my MP3 player for my car.

    • Jeff Crippen

      I’m not sure Bethany, but maybe JeffS will see this and he might know. Thanks.

    • Jeff S

      Bethany- I’m glad it is an encouragement to you! I changed the settings that should allow you to download it. Let me know if you aren’t able to get it through the link. I can certainly send you a copy if all else fails.

      • Bethany

        Got it! Thank you so much :)

  2. Just Me

    JeffS, that was beautiful. And the words brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much. I’m going to download it as well.

  3. All the words are great, but I especially love these lines
    “But now we’re finally unlearning
    And trading lies with heaven’s truth”

    Thanks for sharing it with us so generously, Jeff.

  4. Pippa

    wow….wow. I love the lyrics…as close as I’ve come to crying for quite some time. Thanks, I reposted on FB.

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