Love Has Rescued Me

9 Aug

I grew up in a very musical home. Both of my parents are accomplished musicians and consummate music lovers. One of the main influences during my upbringing was ’70s and ’80s Soul/R&B/Funk. Artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Parliament/Funkadelic, and the like. I also have had a long time love of Gospel music. These influences make their way into my writing more often than not. Love Has Rescued Me  is a great example of these influences coming to the surface.

Lyrically the song comes crashing in with Jesus being put on trial and the crowd demanding “Crucify!”. Not unlike the opening scene of a movie this abrupt entry then leads us through the rest of the story in a “snapshot” fashion – giving images of the events as they transpire with the chorus being more testimonial in an almost “call and response” style.

Here’s a look at the lyrics:

Wrongly accused, condemned to die 

The Son of God unjustly tried

The crowd demanded, Crucify

Your love O Lord, Your Love has rescued me

The wooden instrument of death

My Savior breathes His final breath

The ransom canceling my debt

Your love O Lord, Your Love has rescued me

 

 Your sweet love has rescued me (echo)

I once was blind but now I see (echo)

My sin and death’s been crucified (echo)

I once was dead, now I’m alive (echo)

 

They laid Your body in the grave

Formed from the earth Your hands had made

They laid Your body in the grave

Your love O Lord, Your Love has rescued me

Tell me O death where is your sting?

Where is, O grave, your victory?

Jesus our conquering risen King

Your love O Lord, Your Love has rescued me

 

I once was dead, now I’m alive

My sin and death’s been crucified

I once was lost and sinking down

You set my feet on solid ground 

I once was blind but now I see

O Lord, Your love has rescued me

Your love O Lord, Your Love has rescued me

 

(And the church says…) 

Amen (echo) 4X

 

O death, tell me where’s your sting

O grave, where’s your victory

Jesus, our risen King

He’s alive and I’m forgiven

 

Here’s the first look (and listen) at the new project THIS IS YOUR KINGDOM COME NOW.

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5 Responses to “Love Has Rescued Me”

  1. Larry Davis August 14, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    The song is well written, and the recording has a great sound, in every respect. I love the style! Who is the lady singing the echoes? She has a beautiful voice!

  2. caseycorum August 14, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Thanks Larry! Her name is Torri Baker and she’s fom the Vineyard in Columbus, Ohio.

  3. Jon T September 12, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    Groovy. That guy sounds just like Casey Corum! Where did you find him?

  4. caseycorum September 12, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Yeah, crazy coincidence, huh?

  5. judy.gale@gmail.com November 19, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    Great to hear a V recording with some S-O-U-L-L-L-LOVE IT!!!!

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