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1 – Pierce My Ear
Pierce my ear, O Lord, my God;
Take me to your door this day.
I will serve no o-ther god;
Lord, I'm here to stay.
Words & Music: Steve Croft / Arr. Barbie Jones
Copyright © 1980 by Dayspring Music, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
© 2003 The Paperless Hymnal™
1 – Pierce My Ear
© 2003 The Paperless Hymnal™
2 – Pierce My Ear
For You have paid the price for me;
With Your blood You ransomed me.
Now I will serve You eternally;
A free man I'll never be.
Words & Music: Steve Croft / Arr. Barbie Jones
Copyright © 1980 by Dayspring Music, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
© 2003 The Paperless Hymnal™
2 – Pierce My Ear
© 2003 The Paperless Hymnal™
3 – Pierce My Ear
So pierce my ear, O Lord, my God;
Take me to Your door this day.
I will serve no other god;
Lord, I'm here to stay.
Lord, I'm here to stay.
Words & Music: Steve Croft / Arr. Barbie Jones
Copyright © 1980 by Dayspring Music, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
© 2003 The Paperless Hymnal™
3 – Pierce My Ear
© 2003 The Paperless Hymnal™
Pierce My Ear
Exodus 21:1-6
Introductory Thoughts
Here is a song that is rooted deep in the Old
Testament.
Background information is scarce.
We need to appreciate all types of songs.
Some folks try to distinguish between a worship song
and a devotional song.
Music is emotion put in the form of sound.
Old Testament Roots
This song may have a strange message to the
ear who does not understand its meaning.
Based upon Old Testament law found in Exodus
21:1-6
This passage dealing with laws concerning
slaves.
These laws concerning slavery were designed
to act to protect both slave and slave owner
so that each understood the agreement they
were entering before it ever began.
Old Testament Roots
When the slave’s six-year obligation had been
fulfilled, he was left with two options.
The slave was free to leave, without further
obligation.
The slave could determine to become the
slave of his master for life.
Let’s give some consideration to being a slave
for life.
Modern Day Slavery
Slavery continues even to this day.
Many of us may think of slavery as something
that ended in America with the Civil War…yet
slavery continues still to this day…every
person is a slave today.
Romans 6:16 – 2 Peter 2:19
Slaves of Sin – John 8:31-34
We can become a slave to sin by giving in to
sin and serving sin’s master – Satan.
Like Ahab, we can “sell ourselves” to sin.
When Simon sinned, notice how Peter
described the situation - Acts 8:22-23.
The danger of being a slave of sin is that many
people are completely unaware that they are
slaves of sin - 2 Timothy 2:24-26.
Slaves of Christ - Righteousness
We often associate slavery as a bad thing – not
always the case – it depends upon your
master.
Ironically, in a strange twist, slavery to Christ
means freedom from sin – Romans 6:17-23.
Just as a slave can be purchased, Jesus paid
the price for our sins – 1 Peter 1:18-19.
Once that price has been paid, we are no
longer our own; therefore we ought to act
accordingly – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Concluding Thoughts
We are either slaves of sin or slaves of Christ –
Romans 6:19-20
Matthew 6:24
The Song “Pierce My Ear” needs to be sung
with the understanding that we are making
God our Master.

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