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There were three
Before the king
There were three who wouldn’t bow to him
For when you heard
The music play
And you were standing you would burn.
They looked at him and said…

Burn us up! Burn us up! Burn us up!
Oh king won’t you burn us in the furnace of
Your desire
We give up! We give up! We give up!
Oh king won’t you burn us in the furnace of
Your desire!
Won’t you throw us in the fire!

The king enraged
At what they said
Sent the three away to find their death
The palace stopped in unbelief
When the guilty raised their hands to sing
They looked to him and said…

Burn us up! Burn us up! Burn us up!
Oh king won’t you burn us in the furnace of
Your desire
We give up! We give up! We give up!
Oh king won’t you burn us in the furnace of
Your desire!
Won’t you throw us in the fire!

You are able to deliver from the fire of affliction
It’s the declaration of my Lord
You’re not an image of gold
You’re the God of old
You have made us
Come and save us
We are Yours
But even if You don’t,

Burn us up! Burn us up! Burn us up!
Oh king won’t you burn us in the furnace of
Your desire
We give up! We give up! We give up!
Oh king won’t you burn us in the furnace of
Your desire!
Won’t you throw us in the fire!



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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    A deeper level of worship to be consumed by christ.. To be totally separate from the world.. To not do what others do but be soldout to god
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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 1:17 am
    I think the song can only truly be interpreted perfectly by the writers, but this song is an incredible song. Notice everything in "three's" -- three men= shadrach meshach and abendigo, then the chords on the guitar are in threes, and some words, like "burn us up" or "we give up" are also in threes. Notice after the bridge, the last line says, but even if you dont, they are still speaking to god, and they repeat the chorus, ending with "wont you throw us in the fire" instead of "save us" they are completely relying on god's will. I love the story of shadrach, meshach and abendigo(which by the way were not their jewish names, those were their babylonian names) look it up; it will help you understand the meaning better than any explaination.
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    UnregisteredJan 31, 2012 at 1:57 am
    It's the story of shadrack, meshack, and abednego. They were thrown into the furnace for not bowing to king nebuchadnezzar's gold statue. When the guards threw them in, they weren't harmed at all by the flame only through god's protection. The last verse is saying exactly that. And the last chorus is talking about how even if god doesn't save them from the fire, they will never bow down to any other god.
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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    It's a bible story about 3 men being thrown into the furnace of fire because they won't bow to the pagan king. They knew their god... The one true god... Could save them from the fire of the furnace. And even if god doesn't save them from the fire they will burn eternally for the one true god!

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