He Has Delivered Us, Colossians 1:13

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness, Colossians 1:13.

This somber piece of Sunday school or church music focuses on this significant truth, the central mission of Christ's work.

The text of Colossians 1:13 set to music in a minor key:

Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable PDFs.

Here is an iPhone video to allow you hear what this music sounds like:


I say that this is a somber piece, because it focuses on Jesus Christ's defeat of our terrible enemy, Satan, and all of his enemy forces. 

All around us is darkness. 

Fortunately, those who have believed in the Saviour are safe... not because we are exempt from suffering, but because Christ, like a Warrior-King, has already conquered death.   

We may not FEEL like we have a position already in his kingdom, but we do. 

Like a child who will inherit the family wealth and position one day, we are already granted a secure place.


Though that ongoing spiritual battle is primarily "unseen," it is horribly real and affects our daily lives. 

Consider the angel's words to Daniel in Daniel 10:13 and 10:20 when he says, "I know you've been praying for 21 days - and I was headed here to give you a message from the Most High - but I was detained by the Prince of Persia!  That is, until Michael came to help me.  And now I am going back to do battle again."

Here is a closeup look at the song:

A closeup view of the Bible song

This piano arrangement breaks several musical "rules" - parallel 5ths and octaves are a no-no, generally; they call too much attention to those dominant tones, or are heard too strongly.  

However, they also give something like a "medieval" or even "ancient" feeling to a piece of music, and some atmosphere, and that is what I wanted with this song.

A closeup of the second page:

A piano and vocal Bible song from Colossians, the sheet music

The arrangement above is fairly thick with chords and chord inversions; it may take some skill to play.

Below is a closeup look at an EASIER piano arrangement of this song:

Easy sheet music for Bible song

Here are the lyrics in a block of text, including permission from the creator of  SingTheBibleStory.com to copy, paste, and use in your church or meeting on an overhead projector, computer, bulletin, or the like:

He has delivered us, He has delivered us from the domain of darkness,

He has delivered us, He has delivered us from the domain of darkness,

And transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

And transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.

He has delivered us, He has delivered us, Colossians 1:13.


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The links to the piano accompaniments:


Download first arrangement of "He Has Delivered Us" for piano and voice in Em


Download the easier version, with a lighter right hand part






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