Dutybound Servant

 
 

Music

Listen to the One

04:39
Dutybound Servant
06/17/2017
Timothy Suckow

Story

Words and Music by Timothy Suckow, written March 2017.

 

One of the advantages of working a repetitive factory job is an enormous amount of time to think. This song was written over time on-the-job at work in my head. Once recording started, it didn't take very long to complete.

 

I've often heard that Pastors write sermons that they themselves need to hear. The same is true for songwriters. I am constantly battling with myself and my own silly ideas about life instead of letting Jesus take over.

 

As is the case with all Dutybound Servant songs, I want to give those who do not believe the opportunity to hear.  In a first for my music, I incorporated two different Bible passage spoken monologues. The first is from Mark 14:61-64Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?" And Jesus said, "I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven." And the high priest tore his garments and said, "What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?"

 

The second is from Luke 9:35And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my Son, my Chosen One, listen to him!

 

The first passage asks the listener what their decision is; if they should believe in Him or not. The second reading gives the reason why you should listen to Jesus.

 

An instrumental version of this art / progressive / techno track is also available starting on August 9, free from CD Baby.

Lyrics

Listen to the one who walked this land
Listen to the one who understands
Listen to the one who destroyed death for good
Listen to the one who slaves set free
Listen to the one who chose a man like me
Listen to the one who was nailed to the wood

Listen to the one who is always there
Listen to the one who's beyond compare
Listen to the one in whom I Am well pleased
Listen to the one who's life He gives
Listen to the one who died but lives
Listen to the one who enraged the Pharisees

Mark 14:61-64
Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?" And Jesus said, "I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven." And the high priest tore his garments and said, "What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?"

Listen, listen, listen
Listen, listen, listen
Listen, listen, listen to Jesus, to Jesus
Listen, listen, listen
Listen, listen, listen
Listen, listen, listen to Jesus

Luke 9:35
And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my Son, my Chosen One, listen to him!

He died but lives
My sins He forgives
His spirit lives in me, O Jesus
He died but lives
My sins He forgives
His spirit lives in me, O Jesus
Listen, listen, listen
Listen, listen, listen
Listen, listen, listen to Jesus