An incredible song with a great message:

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  1. ScottEmerson

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    Inspired by Joshua's posting of "Prodigal Me," I wanted to also share the lyrics to Kyle Matthew's "Been Through the Water." It's a great message!

    Preacher pulled the boy up from the water
    Alleluias rose from the banks
    There was a new suit of clothes from his Father
    And a prayer of thanks

    The boy walked barefooted all the way home for dinner
    And when they laughted at his muddy feet...

    He said I've been through the water and I've come out clean
    Got new clothes to cover me
    And you don't wear your old shoes on your brand new feet
    When you've been through the water
    Ah been through the water

    Preacher turned them aournd at the altar
    Pronounced the boy and his girl "man and wife"
    In two years they were Mother and Father
    And they built them a life
    And his old girlfriend saw a moment of weakness
    And she said "If you're lonely come see me sometime..."

    He said I've been through the water and I've come out clean
    Got new clothes to cover me
    And you don't wear your old shoes on your brand new feet
    When you've been through the water
    Ah been through the water

    He baits a hook with his grandson of seven
    And says "Soon, I'll be free from these pains."
    The boy asked if he's ever been to heaven
    He says "No... but I think I know the way... 'cause I've been through the water..."

    I've been through the water and I've come out clean
    Got new clothes to cover me
    And you don't wear your old shoes on your brand new feet
    When you've been through the water
    Ah been through the water
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    Moving song. I like the story songs. BUT the theology is off (you knew that) as it emphasizes baptism as the point of salvation.

    "Been through the water and came out clean" is typical Nazarene or Church of Christ teaching that puts baptism on a par with faith in your salvation.

    Nonetheless, good lyrics.
     
  3. ScottEmerson

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    I always understood it as the baptism of the Spirit upon salvation. But you may have a point.
     
  4. Joshua Rhodes

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    Bro. Scott and Bro. Dr. Bob... I love Kyle Matthews' music. He is an astounding songwriter. While I've had the same questions about "Been Through the Water" that you both expressed here, it is indeed a moving song.
     

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