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MP3: Redeemer

Redeemer
Words & Music
Dennis Jernigan
June 19, 2013

This song came as I prepared for our first Inner Healing Conference in June of 2013. Many factors came together to bring this song about, once again revealing the depth of God’s ability to help us hear and write down what will help us cry out to Him. I think a lot about shame and about how much God has delivered me from said shame. Because I hear so many stories from others in bondage to shame, I want to help people understand how Christ overcame shame for us but to do that we must understand the difference between guilt and shame. As I took part in a conference with Lisa Harper earlier this year, she gave a wonderful definition and distinction of the two:

“Guilt is the realization that I have done something wrong. Shame is the belief that i am something wrong.”

As the Holy Spirit directed me to invite my daughter-in-law, Dani, to speak at the conference, she told me she would like to talk about suffering in one session and shame in another! I knew God was up to something when I heard her heart’s desire. The week of the conference, I gathered the entire team together to pray at my house. After the prayer time, Dean Briggs told me the Lord had given him something for me to meditate on. He said to think on these words:

Broken once.
Broken no more.
I am the one You were broken for.

I could not stop thinking about those words, even through the night. Waking up the next morning and going to visit my wife in the hospital (she had broken her leg the very week of the conference), I found myself thinking about those words all day long and then began to think about them in relation to how Father has dealt with my shame. Wednesday evenings Melinda and I host a home group for worship and ministry. As I went to my studio to prepare for that time, the Lord began to pour out this song. I received the first verse and chorus ten minutes before we began and introduced the song that night. We knew it was special in that moment. Verse two came the next day - the first day of the conference. May this song live beyond my lifetime and carry many right to the feet of Jesus…
Dennis Jernigan

Verse
Broken once
Broken no more
I am the one You were broken for
Broken body
Blood flowing down
Once lost but now I’m found

Bread of Life
Broken for me
Broken to fill me, make me complete
Living Water
Love’s cleansing Stream
Washed me, left me redeemed

Chorus
Redeemer!
My Redeemer!
With redeeming love flood my soul!
Redeemer!
Gave Your life, Redeemer!
Broken to make me whole!
Broken to make me whole!

Verse
Once in shame 
Shameful no more 
I am the one that You bore shame for 
Once unworthy, I realize 
Still I was worth Your life 

Crown of thorns 
Piercing Your brow 
Ancient of Days somehow here and now 
Wounded Healer 
Cleanser of sin 
Savior Who rose again! 

Chorus
Redeemer!
My Redeemer!
With redeeming love flood my soul!
Redeemer!
Gave Your life, Redeemer!
Broken to make me whole!
Broken to make me whole!

WORDS & MUSIC

Dennis Jernigan
June 19, 2013
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