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Freedom was something I never found
Trying to find six feet underground
Under the weight of all of my sin
Fighting the fight that I couldn’t win
Then You rescued me
And now I can breathe
I was a dead man walking
Until I was a man walking with You
I was a blind man falling
‘Til I felt the life You’re calling me to
Pulling me out of the darkness and
Pulling me out of the lies
Putting the beat in my heart again
I was a dead man walking
Until You loved this dead man walking back to life
I look for the words but cannot explain
A new kind of love ran into my veins
You are the key to all of my chains
To all that I was, now I’m not a slave
Then You rescued me
And now I can breathe
I was a dead man walking
Until I was a man walking with You
I was a blind man falling
‘Til I felt the life You’re calling me to
Pulling me out of the darkness and
Pulling me out of the lies
Putting the beat in my heart again
I was a dead man walking
Until You loved this dead man walking back to life
I have tasted and I’ve seen the wonders of Your heart
I do not deserve a thing, but that’s just who You are
I was a dead man walking
Until I was a man walking with You
I was a blind man falling
‘Til I felt the life You’re calling me to
Pulling me out of the darkness and
Pulling me out of the lies
Putting the beat in my heart again
I was a dead man walking
Until You loved this dead man walking back to life
I was a dead man walking
Until You loved this dead man back to life

Songwriters: Emily Weisband / Jeremy Camp / Jordan Sapp
Dead Man Walking lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

About This Song

a few notes from Joe B., Music Director

“Colossians 2:13-14 speaks of our lives before Christ as being ‘dead.’ There was a time I felt emotionally and spiritually dead, but then God changed me radically. That is why I’m excited to share ‘Dead Man Walking’ – because it’s a song of thankfulness that even though I was once a ‘dead man walking’ I’m now a man ‘walking with God.’” - Jeremy Camp

A great, upbeat song reminding us of what God has done for us! There are so many movies being made right now about Superheroes and yet we have experienced something similar in real life. Although, God is far more than a Superhero! It's so encouraging to be reminded that we have, in deed, been rescued!

Related Verses in the Bible

Colossians 2:13-14 | John 3:16 | Ephesians 2:1 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | 1 Peter 2:24 | Acts 2:38 | Romans 6:11 | Romans 6:23 | Luke 15:32 | Ephesians 5:14 | John 5:25 | Revelation 21:4 | 1 John 3:24 | 1 Peter 5:10 | Psalm 34:8 | Romans 8:10