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Call Me Barabbas

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Credit where it’s due: preaching Matthew 27: 15-26 at MGPC this morning, and this song always echoes in my head, as it does most Good Fridays.

Call Me Barabbas – Nathan Tasker

“Crucify Him!” they shouted so loud
The angry death wish from the rabble crowd
“We want Barabbas set free”.

The choice had been made the hands had been washed
The death of one man is all his freedom cost
But I can’t help thinking Barabbas is me
And Jesus set me free

So call me Barabbas ’cause that’s who I am
All I deserve has been given to Him
The guilty set free, the innocent must die
A lifetime of sin is all that I know
I should’ve been killed but Jesus let me go
And I can’t forget the death of that Man
It set free Barabbas, and that’s who I am

He is risen the disciples did say
ascended to heaven the price has been paid
the temple curtain now lays in two

The pathway to life is now paved by His blood
protected on both sides by the Father’s love
He wants to love me and you
because of nothing we do

So call me Barabbas ’cause that’s who I am
All I deserve has been given to Him
The guilty set free, the innocent must die
A lifetime of sin is all that I know
I should’ve been killed but Jesus let me go
And I can’t forget the death of that Man
It set free Barabbas, and that’s who I am

and I can’t forget
the look in His eyes as I passed by free
Jesus set me free, now I’m free

So call me forgiven ’cause that’s who I am
all I deserve has been given to Him
the guilty set free the innocent must die
a lifetime of love is all that I know
I should’ve been killed by Jesus let me go

and I can’t forget the death of that Man
it set free Barabbas and that’s who I am.

Copyright Nathan Tasker
From the album ‘life… this side of heaven.’

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