Yahweh: How Stryper Helped Me Recently

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New Stryper album due out later this year

I’ve been really down lately. Mind is numb. Dull. I can’t focus on telework. Feel like lashing out violently.

I’m not enjoying life. Father’s Day came and went. Trying to get spiritual. Not so easy.

I lie in bed all day and all evening. Tried antidepressants. Made me more sleepy and frantic. So I quit them.

I heard that one of my favorite bands, Stryper, is putting out a new song this Friday. That made me happy. For a little bit.

So I put my earbuds in. I played my favorite Stryper song and listened intently at the words. The experience made me cry with joy.

At least I went to bed happy.

The song is called Yahweh. Lyrics and song are below:

A crown of thorns, it was placed on His head.
They clothed him in purple and stated their case,
“He is The King of the Jews,” as they slapped His face.

Pilate said, “I find no reason to charge Him.”
As soon as they saw Him they said “crucify!”
He just proclaimed to be God, He surely must die.

When Pilate heard this, he was afraid.
He asked The Lord, “where do You come from?”
Don’t You realize I have power to free or kill The Son?

Jesus finally decided to answer him.
“You have no power at all over Me.
If it didn’t come from above, you’re too blind to see.

And so, the soldiers took Jesus.
Dragging His cross to a place where He knew,
They hung a sign that would read “The King Of The Jews”

They nailed His flesh to the wood.
He said “It’s Finished” and laid down His life.
Gave up His spirit for all, He was crucified.

Click here to listen to the song.

~t

About Topaz

I'm a college teacher, writer, and faithful Catholic. I do my best to juggle all of these while dealing with my mental illness -- a constant thorn in my flesh. View all posts by Topaz

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