A New Song: She Won’t Back Down

I recently rewrote the words to a popular song with a brother in Christ to create a new song for His bride.  We were at a gathering of multiple groups who are meeting together without clergy and allowing Christ to be Head of the body.  At the end of the time together, the different groups shared something of Christ with everyone.

The song is based on the Tom Petty song Won’t Back Down.

The song is a reflection on the dichotomy that we (the church) stand our ground for Christ, but we also lay our lives down in His name.  The lyrics reflect both our personal struggle to give ourselves up, as well as the corporate struggle to abide in Christ when so many things want to divert our attention and affection from Him.  Therefore, the lyrics are strong, but that strength is found in Christ alone.

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She Won’t Back Down

Well she won’t back down, Christ is solid ground
You can stand her up at the gates of hell
But she won’t back down

It’s in Christ she’s found, He’s her solid ground
Victory is her’s, there’s no draggin’ her around
Gonna stand our ground and we won’t back down

Hey Lady, there ain’t no easy way out
Hey we will stand our ground
And we won’t back down

Well we know Your life, I give You my fight
We gain more of You when I lay me down
Raised up from the ground, new life here is found

Hey Lady, there ain’t no easy way out
Hey we will stand our ground
And we won’t back down

Repeat Chorus

(End) Oh no She won’t back down!

A brother also recorded part of the song:

Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.  (Matthew 16:18)

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