14.June.2015, #300

I'm generally not a fan of recent worship music contributions, but this one's fine. I'm not sure what they mean by "You surround me with a song of deliverance from my enemies", so I've told myself a story about how it refers to the author's drug habit, which he's trying to kick, and therefore deliverance from that enemy is very much something to sing about (like I said, I'm making this up, in order to make such a lyric palatable). That's all beside the point actually, because we only sang the chorus of the song, which I find extremely compelling. "I'm no longer a slave to fear; I am a child of God."

I changed the word fear to as many other "enemies" and things to create or sustain bondage that I could think of. So it went like this:

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to routine
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to bitterness
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to pride
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to arrogance
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to money
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to success
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to jealousy
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to ignorance
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to weakness
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to indifference
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to apathy
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to worry
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to discontentment
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to sorrow
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to the past
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
Posted on June 30, 2015 .