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Casting Crowns – Set Me Free lyrics

It hasn't always been this way
I remember brighter days
Before the dark ones came
Stole my mind
Wrapped my soul in chains

Now I live among the dead
Fighting voices in my head
Hoping someone hears me crying in the night
And carries me away

Set me free of the chains holding me
Is anybody out there hearing me?
Set me free

Morning breaks another day
Finds me crying in the rain
All alone with my demons I am
Who is this man that comes my way?
The dark ones shriek
They scream His name
Is this the One they say will set the captives free?
Jesus, rescue me

As the God man passes by
He looks straight through my eyes
And darkness cannot hide

Do you want to be free?
Lift your chains
I hold the key
All power on Heav'n and Earth belong to me

You are free
You are free
You are free

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  • u
    Basically this song is taking about the mental state of an individual the demons being mental health issues. I can personally identify with this song talking about how your life was going well and then you hit problems that rap you up and consume your thinking time and energy. It is about being in a dark place feeling helpless and lost longing to be free. It is about how that freedom can and often does come from an encounter with Jesus Christ. This song is a great encouragement to me to perceiver and get through this difficult time I am facing. I hope that anyone reading this post finds encouragement from the song whatever you are going through God bless.
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  • d
    So true musicgal and raynalmb and ashliii we are doing this song for a thing in fca which stands for fellowship of christain athletes we are holding a spring bash and we are signing this song I'm signing it and 7 others are acting it out while I sign it and yes we are all different denomanations and its amazing because god fills the room while we are practing it the spirit of god is so there.
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