Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NO LONGER CHAINED

Rodney Griffin

He stepped into the house and laid his armor on the floor
Hugged his wife and kids and said, "I'm home."
Enduring more today than he ever had before
And now, his confidence was gone.
You see, a Roman soldier's might was based
Upon his strength of will
He could not imagine any other way
But so defeated by the sense of longing he could feel
He said, today I just had to get away; then he said. . .

I was chained to a prisoner
And he gave his testimony
How he was changed there in a moment
On some long Damascus road
But I rejected what he offered
And said, "I'll never serve another"
I'll just get another soldier, so I can go back home
No longer chained

The sun rose and he left to face his duties once again
He chained himself there to the preacher man
He sat down, and he wondered if this day would ever end
To make it through was his only plan
A gentle voice described the saving blood upon the cross
And how an empty grave would give him hope
The shackles would remind him of the bondage sin had caused
And what he couldn't wait to tell when he got home; he said. . .

I was chained to a prisoner
And he gave his testimony
How he was changed there in a moment
On some long Damascus road
But this time I felt the wonder
In his eyes I saw the Savior
So I cried out to the Master, and now my sins are gone
I'm no longer chained

Now we won't know the number the apostle Paul has reached
Until we hear their stories over there
But imagine all the soldiers that have ever heard him preach
And what they might have gone on home from work to share
And they said. . .

I was chained to a prisoner
And he gave his testimony
How he was changed there in a moment
On some long Damascus road
But this time I felt the wonder
In his eyes I saw the Savior
So I cried out to the Master, and now my sins are gone
I'm no longer chained



Purchase the song here:  No Longer Chained
Purchase the album here:  The Only Way
Purchase the soundtrack here:  No Longer Chained Accompaniment

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