Jesus, deliver us from our selfishness
It's roots are twisting up into our hearts
Worst of all, there seems to be no cure for this
I feel my God, that I may come apart
The Jesus that we're shouting in our neighbors' face
Looks nothing the Jesus that you are

Heavy is the soul that I've been carrying
So I am forever giving up my sword
Take from me this weight that I could never bear
And I will follow you forevermore

Jesus, deliver us from our flags and oaths
The things that we believe will set us free
The fabric country system or a man and his land
I'm afraid these things get no respect from me

Heavy is the soul that I've been carrying
So I am forever giving up my sword
Take from me this weight that I could never bear
And I will follow you forevermore

Heavy is the soul that I've been carrying
So I am forever giving up my sword
Take from me this weight that I could never bear
And I will follow you forevermore

Jesus, deliver us from our raging pride
The things that we say we do in your name
With all our vengeance votes and picket signs and guns
We put the love you came to bring to shame


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11, edited by vbelac

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    General CommentFrom Josh:
    Deliverance: It's a kind of worship/protest song. We didn't want to just rail against the traditional, American political church ideas without saying why. So "Deliverance" isn't just a few verses of complaints, it celebrates a better way after raising the objections. There is a lot of grief expressed with the way we behave as Christians and at the same time the rejoicing that we will be delivered from these shortcomings.
    honestlyhanaon November 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!! It relates really well to the westboro baptist church, I wonder if that was inspiration for this song
    Kylen48on February 28, 2011   Link

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