From the recording FREELY GIVEN - FREELY RECEIVED

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Lyrics

Rachael’s Lament
(Song for the Innocent’s)

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While Joseph in his slumber lay (Matt: 2:13-15)
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An angel came to say
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Rise up! Take Mary her child and flee
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To Egypt in exile, free
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To Egypt in exile, free


In Bethlehem this winter’s night (Matt 2:16)
A King they came to smite
They killed each male child two years of age
To soothe King Herod’s rage
To soothe King Herod’s rage


The tiny limbs and broken bones
Were cast against the stones
Bodies abandoned and there they lie
Bethlehem mourns and cries
Bethlehem mourns and cries


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Oh tender lambs to early slain (Matt 2:17-18)
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Were first to share Christ’s bitter pain
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Hear Rachael cry her tears outpour
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For children who live no more
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For children who live no more


God’s child escaped the fatal stroke
where infant hearts were broke
And left in the night across the sand
To live in Pharaoh’s land
To live in Pharaoh’s land


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From Egypt’s land He called His son (Hosea 11:1 and Matt 2: 19-23)
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For Herod’s life was done
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Go to the mountains away from death
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To the town of Nazareth
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To the town of Nazareth

Raised a man, the Paschal Lamb
God’s Son, the Great I Am
Israel’s shepherd He was born to be
To share His love with me
To share His love with me


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