Feb 162012
 

Sixth in a series featuring songs from my CD New Creation. For more information, read this link.

The Song

Behind the Song

This was one of the first songs that my wife Carrie and I wrote together after we were married. The words are based on several passages from the Old Testament, notably Psalm 32 and Isaiah 1:18. Both of these Scriptures reveal that the forgiveness of sins was not a New Testament invention but something God wanted to do all along. “I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.’ And you forgave the guilt of my sin” (Psalm 32:5).

We were particularly struck with the idea found in Psalm 32 that, when a repentant sinner seeks God’s forgiveness, God will “surround me with songs of deliverance.” Whether or not those songs sound anything like this one, they are probably concerned with the same idea: “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18).

For more of Carrie’s excellent music, check out her website, her blog, or our band Thornfield.

The Lyrics

Song of Deliverance
Music and lyrics by Eric and Carrie Pazdziora

Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow
Though they be as crimson, they shall be pure as wool
How blessed is he whose sin is covered by the blood
Not counted against him but washed in the cleansing flood

Forever, O Lord, my sin was before You,
You’ve known every thought, every scheme;
But now I confess, and ask for Your mercy
To pour on my heart, make it clean.
You say:

Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow
Though they be as crimson, they shall be pure as wool
How blessed is he whose sin is covered by the blood
Not counted against him but washed in the cleansing flood

You shelter me, Lord, in Your lovingkindness,
I rest in the peace that You bring;
Whenever my heart is filled with affliction,
This song of deliverance You sing.
You say:

Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow
Though they be as crimson, they shall be pure as wool
How blessed is he whose sin is covered by the blood
Not counted against him but washed in the cleansing flood.
Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow.

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Song of Deliverance - New Creation: Hymns of Wonder, Love, and Praise

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If you would like this song in another arrangement, feel free to contact the composer. I’m always open to new commissions, projects, and ideas.

If you use this song in your worship or other performance and make a recording, I’d love to see a copy!