You Were Not Proud (John 8)

You Were Not Proud (John 8)

Oh, friends. It is with a tear stained face that I am introducing you to Rachel Cohen. Full disclosure, I admit to you that I am no longer a fan of “Christian music”. This is unlike anything I’ve ever heard. Because this is art. This is event. John 8 is a passage that has always been deeply personal for me. I’ve written narrative of my own encounter with it, that I’ll post in a couple of days. This is Rachel’s encounter. This is Rachel’s event. While it is similar to my own event, I admit that coming into contact with Rachel’s, this passage has gripped me in a new way. I have no words, and so I will leave you with hers. Thank you, Rachel, for being moved to create something so literally breathtaking to share with the world.

 

You Were Not Proud (John 8) by Rachel Cohen

They found me out
And laid my sin before You
My clothes were down
At the foot of the bed
This old stained sheet
Was all I had to cover me
A sorry sight
For the purest of eyes

It was me and You
Alone in the room

You were not proud enough
To cast a stone
Though Your hands knew not
What mine had known
And with their voices loud and thundering
You spoke my name so soft and sweet
And said you’re free
You’re free

They took my flesh
And laid my sin before You
To come with less
They would’ve had to steal my soul
My hands were not
Enough to cover up my shame
My body cold
Too scared to speak Your name

It was me and You
Alone in the room

You were not proud enough
To cast a stone
Though Your hands knew not
What mine had known
And with their voices loud and thundering
You spoke my name so soft and sweet
And said you’re free
You’re free

I did not know then
You’d go to the mountain alone
Oh, You hung there
Laid bare for all
And they marred Your face
With stones of my disgrace
And You hung on that tree
And You wept for me

You were not proud enough
To cast a stone
Though Your hands knew not
What mine had known
And with their voices loud and thundering
You spoke my name so soft and sweet
And said you’re free
You’re free

You can find Rachel’s album, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, on Spotify and iTunes

You can find Rachel on Twitter

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