Ransomed

I was talking with my wife about how we don’t really think about what really means when we say Jesus died for our sins.  And then later that night they showed a clip from The Passion of Christ at church.  I was thinking about this on my way to school today and I felt the need to write a song to help us grasp the reality of what he went through.
Ransomed
By: Jeffrey Reum
I was condemned to die, to live in an eternity of pain
The wrong I’ve done has earned me this fate
There is nothing I can do to reverse this decree
But my destiny was change on that tree
With every blow from the whip your back was mangled
Despite the searing pain your love for me kept you there
When the drove the nails it must have been excruciating
And as your life slipped away the fear was probably overwhelming
Your divine right, you laid down; your mighty army you stayed
All for me, All for me
You took my place, on that cross; I’m set free, my sin is gone
By your love, by your love
I just want to say thank you,  I just want to say thank you

Speechless

Speechless

By: Jeffrey Reum

Verse 1

What can I say to praise you, to lift your name on high?

My words cannot, come close to describing you

Despite my lack of ability I must try

I can only stand here and say

Chorus

You are holy, you are worthy, and to you all creation must bow

You’re my savior, my healer, my protector and friend

You’re my provider, my comfort, the beginning and end.

You’re my daddy, and your love never ends

Bridge

Standing before your throne, surrounded by your glory

I’m speechless, I’m Speachless.

Despite Your Wickedness

This is my latest song.  Still working out the music that goes with it.

I wrote this song to capture the fact that we can never be good enough for God.  Yet God still loves us and gave Himself for us.  When we accept that gift we can enter into His presence.  It is His presence that changes us.

Despite Your Wickedness

By Jeffrey Reum

Verse 1

I tried so hard to be good, to earn your favor and delight

But with each and every turn and every bend, my failure was a constant blight

I can’t seem to beat my inner evil, the deep desire for what is wrong

With each day it grows worse, but you love sings this song

Chorus*

I love you despite your wickedness

I love you even at your lowest

My grace, love and mercy are not prizes to be won

They are my gift to you; I’ll forgive you of what you’ve done wrong

Because I, I, I love you

Verse 2

I desire to be with you, myself is what I supplied

My death paid the price, now my wrath is satisfied

It broke down the wall that kept us apart;

Forever I’ll be by your side;

Verse 3

You can’t do it on your own, your nature is cursed

By my presence you are change, your wickedness decreased

My love overwhelms you and permeates your soul

It overflows to those around you, and you can fulfill your role

Ransomed

I was talking with my wife about how we don’t really think about what really means when we say Jesus died for our sins.  And then later that night they showed a clip from The Passion of Christ at church.  I was thinking about this on my way to school today and I felt the need to write a song to help us grasp the reality of what he went through.
Ransomed
By: Jeffrey Reum
I was condemned to die, to live in an eternity of pain
The wrong I’ve done has earned me this fate
There is nothing I can do to reverse this decree
But my destiny was change on that tree
With every blow from the whip your back was mangled
Despite the searing pain your love for me kept you there
When the drove the nails it must have been excruciating
And as your life slipped away the fear was probably overwhelming
Your divine right, you laid down; your mighty army you stayed
All for me, All for me
You took my place, on that cross; I’m set free, my sin is gone
By your love, by your love
I just want to say thank you,  I just want to say thank you

We Were Meant to Be

I wrote this song for my wife when we in high school, I belive it was for an anniversary.  I’ve considering placing on the album as a bonus track or something let me know what you guys think.

We Were Meant to Be

 

From an awkward beginning

To the Strong bond we have now, 

There have been lots of ups and downs, 

From the times you wanted to leave to the times

You couldn’t let go,  There has been a divine calling, 

A calling from God to which we can’t say no,

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 Chorus

We were meant to be                   A love to last for all time

We were meant to be          Two people made for each other

We were meant to be            And together we will stand

In God’s eyes                  Together we will stand

 

Verse 2

As we look down life’s long road

We know we can make it

No matter how tough it may be

With your hand in mine

and our eyes on God

 

Failed Again

Just finished writing this one.

Failed Again

Jeffrey Reum

Verse 1

I did it again, another failure to the list

I feel so ashamed, I just want to die

I want it to stop, but I’m caught in its grip

I cannot escape on my own

Chorus

I want to be free, free from this agony

Cut lose the chains, that entangle me

Lord change my heart, and renew my mind

I want to be pure, wash me make me new

 Verse 2

How can you use me, when I go back again and again?

How can I say to how to live for you when I can’t do it myself?

But in my weakness you are shown strong

When I stumble your grace abounds

Stand Up And Shout

I wrote this song for church camp one year.  The lyrics come from my notes and the them was live out loud.

Stand Up and Shout

Jeffrey Reum

V1

It is time to get radical,   stand up for what is true

It is time to win the battle,   the ways of the world we’ll refuse

 chorus

Got to stand up and shout,         it’s time to live out loud

Let’s take back what is ours

Got to raise the standard,    to what the word says

Ourselves we’ll not defile

 V2

We will not take,   what the devil says

To bring us down

We will stand firm,    in who we are

The children of God       chorus

 V3

We go t to be different,

Got to stand out of the crowd

Called to be salt,     called to be light

Got to be examples for the world         chorus

God’s House

God’s House

Jeffrey Reum

Chorus

Welcome to this place, it’s a wonderful place to be

It’s God’s house, and it was built for you and me

 

Verse 1

It’s God’s house, why don’t you come and see

It’s God’s house, he can save you from hell

It’s God’s house, why don’t come and visit

It’s God’s house, it’s a wonderful place to be

 

Verse 2

In God’s house, there’s rest for the weary

In God’s House, the lost can be found

In God’s house, there is forgiveness of sin

In God’s house, is a wonderful place to be

 

Bridge

Our Holy Father, can save us from the deepest pits of hell

Our Holy Father, can save us from the evil one

Rescue Me

Rescue me

Jeffrey Reum

 Verse 1

Searching for air, looking for the way out

This sea of hopeless sin, is sucking me in

Held down by fear, strangled by doubt

I can’t find a way, I need to be saved

 Pre Chorus

You have the power you have the answer

To my dilemma, to my condition

*Chorus*

Rescue me, Release me

I’m caught in the devils grip

Rescue me, Release me

From these Chains I wear 

Rescue me, Release me

I’m in prison, Please rescue me

 Verse 2

Caught in the stench, of my dirt deeds

A filth I can not escape

Back I go, to my vomit I return

A vicious cycle with no end

 Bridge

   (Half time)

What will it take, to be free

Of this sin that has a hold of me

Wash me clean an lift me out

Of the trash and my doubt

Make Me

Make Me

Jeffrey Reum

V1

Who am I,    I am not what I pretend to be

I desire and lust just as sinful as can be

But thanks to you I have been set free

Chorus

Make me the man you desire me to be

A man of character and integrity

Humble and meek just as you are

Walking in your peace and love

V2

Not bound by my deeds

But freed by your grace

Every failure is another lesson in this race   chorus

V3

As I continue on in this race

I know there are lots of obstacles I must face

As long as I grab your hand in mine

Every thing will be just fine                       chorus