Saturday, January 07, 2006

I Am Free

Hooray!!!! OHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! WAAAAAAAH!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, enough of me jumping around and screaming my head off. KLOVE just played a new single that has yet to be released. Guess by who? THE NEWSBOYS!!!!

You have no idea how long I have been waiting for this single! They performed it on their summer tour, and we got to hear it at the Ventura County fair. It's a praise song where the audience can sing back, and it's got some of the Newsboys rock sound in it. I love it. If you go to their website, you can hear the whole song! It's recorded live I believe. And oooohhh myyyyy. One of my favorite parts is when Pete starts speaking and he quotes some verses from Isaiah 53! Hehe during the concert, he was pacing on the stage when he started quoting! Okay, so on the recording, he's not exactly quoting the scripture, but it is from Isaiah 53. He just leaves little bits out. In the concert, I think he quoted more.


I AM FREE
(Oh!Who the Son sets free is free indeed! Do you believe that?)

Through You the blind will see
Through You the mute will sing
Through You the dead will raise
Through You all hearts will praise
Through You the darkness flees
Through You my heart screams “I am free”

I am free to run (I am free to run)
I am free to dance (I am free to dance)
I am free to live for You (I am free to live for You)
I am free (I am free)

Who the Son sets free is free indeed. Do you believe that?
As the first of Adam's sweat surrounds my face
Lord, may the last of Adam's blood, my soul embrace

(Parts of Isaiah 53:3-5)
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Surely he took up our infirmities, surely carried our sorrows,
But he was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities
Because of his wounds, we are healed
Because of his wounds, I am healed
Because of his wounds, you are healed
Do you believe that? Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

I am free!

The hand of freedom is stretching out to you. Hold out your hands to freedom: freedom in your head, freedom in your heart, freedom in your marriage, freedom in your mind, freedom in your emotions, freedom in every area of your life.

The freedom comes through the blood, it comes through the word. It comes through the body. It comes through the spiritual family. It comes through the purpose of God

It's price has been paid. Freedom's price has been paid. The price has been paid.

www.newsboys.com


4 comments:

Goliath said...

That song was pretty cool. Thanks for letting me know. You are such a freak for the Newsboys. It's hilarious... ;)

They *are* a great group though.

FallingLEAVes said...

LOL I know it's hilarious... we have discovered this obsessive compulsive streak in me. However, this newsboys streak is lasting much longer than the Josh Groban one did. I thought about making a poll about how to label me... freak definitely was an option, as well as other wellmeaning laughable terms

MsPoppins20 said...

That is an awesome song! I've been a Newsboys fan since sixth grade.... that equals like 11 years or so. It's funny... since I have almost all of their albums (except the earliest ones) I can look back at each one and associate it with a VERY defined time in my life. I sort of grew up listening to them and I can still remember what stage of my life I was at when I got what album. Sad... huh??? Personally, while I love their praise/worship albums, I think that they need to put out a regular album again soon. Sort of like when Third Day got stuck doing worship... I was SOOOOO happy when they started rocking again with "Wire"! Just my two cents =)

FallingLEAVes said...

I just got into them last year after we saw them perform at Six Flags. Since then, I have almost all their albums except the following:
Read All About It
Adoration
He Reigns (this one just came out)

I even have the Newsboys solo albums: Jody Davis', both of Phil Joel's, and Bryan Olesen's Casting Pearls. I am looking forward to seeing them perform again. I saw them last year twice (April - Six Flags, August - Ventura County Fair). I'm hoping to see them again at FishFest 2006.