A Beautiful Biblical Theology of the Passover in Song


Caroline Cobb and Sean Carter provide a great example of biblical theology through song, from the album The Blood + the Breath: Songs That Tell the Story of Redemption:

There’s a promise in our veins But it’s faded by all these years in chains Send a prophet, send the plagues That by sunrise we will no more be slaves

Take the lamb, take the blood And paint it on our doorways At night death will come but pass us by This is all our hope and peace

In the morning we will rise Taste the freedom we thought we’d never find We will dance now in the streets Once held captive now we shall live as kings

Lift your head, your voice And sing of your salvation Of the blood of the lamb that gave us life

Now by this we’ll overcome Now by this we’ll reach our home

There’s a poison in our veins And it leads to death we cannot escape Send a ransom a perfect Son Remedy the curse with His precious blood

And the Lamb that will come His cross will be our doorway And the red of His blood will make us white And daughters and sons Rejoice in resurrection And death swallowed up in endless life

Glory, glory this I sing All my praise for this I bring Naught of good that I have done Nothing but the blood of Jesus

“The Passover Song (Feat. Sean Carter)”

Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP) and Sean Carter

Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith, Sean Carter.

Written January 11–14, 2013

Exodus 12 (The Passover in Egypt; see also John 1:29; Hebrew 10:20)


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