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Imprisoned US pastor writes song from prison cell

by Tola Mbakwe

One the one year anniversary of this detainment, Andrew Brunson's wife gave permission for the song lyrics to be shared as encouragement to persevere in prayer for his release.

The song, which addresses his challenges and pain says God is still "worthy of my all".

According to Middle East Concern, the prosecutor has asked for four consecutive life sentences based on allegations of obtaining confidential political and military information for espionage purposes, specifically to "overthrow" the Turkish Parliament.

Brunson denies all these allegations.

On 28th September President Erdogan openly suggested a deal with the US, offering to exchange Andrew Brunson for Fetullah Gulen, the Islamic cleric now based in the US whom President Erdogan claims was behind last year's attempted military coup.

Here are the song lyrics:
You are worthy, worthy of my all
My tears and pain I lift up as an offering Teach me to share in the fellowship of your suffering Lamb of God you are worthy of my all.

You are worthy, worthy of my all
Adopted as a son, a brother to my King
Indeed I will share in your glory if I share your suffering Jesus, you are worthy of my all.

You are worthy, worthy of my all
But my heart faints, drowned in sorrow, overwhelmed Make me like you, Cross-bearer, persevering, faithful to the end To stand the trial and receive the crown of life.

You are worthy, worthy of my all
This is my declaration in the darkest hour Jesus, the Faithful One who loves me, always good and true You made me yours, you are worthy of my all.

I want to be found worthy to stand before you on that day With no regrets from cowardice, things left undone To hear you say, "Well done, my faithful friend, now enter your reward"
Jesus, my Joy, you are the prize I'm running for.

You are worthy, worthy of my all
You are worthy, worthy of my all
What can I give to the Son of God, who gave himself for me Here I am, you are worthy of my all.

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