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We will not be moved, we will not bend
Prison chains shall be our instruments
Count it all joy, we will rejoice
As we wrestle through the night
Songs of triumph shall arise

‘Cause true gold never fears the fire
We run and don’t grow tired
We can do all things through Christ
Made ready for the fight

The Lord of battle spoke forth and deployed
His word of promise that won’t return void
We stand alone, despised, opposed
Upon our Rock the cornerstone
Surrounded by the heavenly host

‘Cause true gold never fears the fire
We run and don’t grow tired
We can do all things thru Christ
Made ready for the fight

Hallelu, Hallelujah
May the Lord gain His reward

We will not be moved, we will not bend
As we wrestle through the night
Songs of triumph shall arise

We will run and not grow tired
We can do all things thru Christ
Made ready for the fight
Made ready for the fight
Made ready for the fight


Steve

We wrote this song for the persecuted church, but I also wrote it for my own soul.  I really, really love this song.  “True gold never fears the fire”.  This line goes so deep in me. I listen to it over and over again just to hear that line.  If there is “true” gold, then in this world there can be and is “fools” gold.  I will not settle for anything less than my Refiner’s Fire, but where the flesh’s temptation is to turn and run from our tribulation, the Spirit within us says “Rise and fight with the authority and identity forged only by Heaven”.   I can’t speak for Ella, but from my vantage point I write and produce what my soul NEEDS to hear, not just what I want to hear.  We are children and ambassadors of the King, and we remember that as He is the Lord of Battle, and He speaks to us as He spoke to Judah, “Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war..”(Jer 51:20).  We are being prepared to fight, to be His expression on this earth.

Ella

Ever since the Lord began to open my eyes and and place a burden upon my heart towards my persecuted brothers and sisters around the globe, I knew I wanted to write a song for them – a song to encourage and bring hope to those who are in chains. The first verse was written on the Sunday after hearing Eric Ludy preach a message called Incorrigibly Cheerful. The chorus was birthed out of another of his messages (I can’t remember the name) in which he shared the incredibly moving story of a Christian pastor who was burned at the stake for his faith. His congregation was full of fear the night before his execution so he told them he would wait until the ropes around his hands were burned through and raise his hands as he was burning as a sign for God’s sufficient grace to his friends!