• Trey Harper

I've Been Redeemed

“I’ve been redeemed (I’ve been redeemed) by the blood of the Lamb (by the blood of the Lamb). I’ve been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. I’ve been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Saved and sanctified I am; All my sins are washed away, I’ve been redeemed!” (“I’ve Been Redeemed”, 2006, Anonymous)

While the lyrics of this song are fairly repetitious, I hope your heart would desire to shout them with fervency! It should never get old to know and proclaim that “I have been saved”! The truth of our eternal disposition is of greater consequence than anything else. But we are prone to forget just how great our salvation is. Perhaps this is because we have not yet made it to the promised land of eternal day. Perhaps it is because we have to deal with the temporal struggles of the everyday. So, let us remember the admonition in Hebrews 3.12-14: “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.” The repetition of our hope is important to keep our focus and faith.

The other words of this verse tell of how we have been redeemed- “by the blood of the Lamb”. John the Immerser calls Jesus the “Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world”. The fifth chapter of Revelation reveals that this Lamb lives, even though He has been slain, and because of this He is uniquely qualified to open the mystery of salvation from sin for all. Acts 22.16 tells all that they can be a part of this salvation by washing their sins away in baptism. Surely, that is why the fourth verse of this song affirms, “I’ve been to the river, and I’ve been baptized” along with the repetition of, “All my sins are washed away”.

Jesus has died to save your soul, and that is not something we should take lightly. May to God that you never forget the value of your redemption! Even more so, to quote another song, “Rejoice, Rejoice, O Christian; lift up your voice and sing, eternal ‘Hallelujahs’ to Jesus Christ your King!” Share the joy of knowing you’ve been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.