In 1995 a few moths after returning from 2 years as a missionary in Russia, I traveled from Illinois to Columbia, South Carolina and enrolled in a 1 year Biblical Certificate program at Columbia Biblical Seminary. I lived in the dorms and really enjoyed the friendship and collaboration with my fellow students.
While taking a survey course in the Old Testament, I was struck by the cyclical nature of God’s relationship with Israel. I wrote lyrics for a song about it and asked a classmated to write music for it. He performed the song at a chapel service.
About 10 years ago I came across some of my writings from when I was in Seminary. I happened across the song and realized I had nearly forgotten about it. I typed it out and placed it in a blog.
A few months ago I was looking at my over 10 year output of posts for my various blogs. I happened upon the song again and again enough time had passed that I had almost forgotten it again. The funny thing is the song I keep forgetting about is titled Amnesia.
I’d like to share the song with you again until the next time I forget about it.
Amnesia Word by David Roller Music by Jeff Six Israel, oh Israel those who bear my name Why do you act like other gods and I are just the same Israel oh Israel what's it going to be? What do I have to do before you'll turn to me? You were my chosen people in my promised place Made to be a blessing, you trampled on my grace. Israel oh Israel I cry over you Why do you keep forgetting what you're supposed to do Israel oh Israel what's it going to be What do I have to do before you'll turn to me? Israel oh Israel I still wait for you I am your God and Father worship what is true Israel oh Israel it's time to make your choice Serve your own desires or listen to my voice Israel never returned, I sent them away They serve as a witness, even to this day America, America land of the free Free to do just as you please, you walk away from me America, America what's it going to be? What do I have to do before you'll turn to me? Did I give you freedom just to gain your wealth? You were free to worship, you exalt yourself. America, America, I cry over you Why do you keep forgetting what you're supposed to do? America, America what's it going to be? What do I have to do before you'll turn to Me? You've had riots and you've had wars but you would not turn AIDS and Oklahoma City. Will you ever learn? America, America, I still wait for you. Remember your God and Father. Worship what is true. America, America it's time to make your choice. Serve your own desires or listen to My voice Remember Israel!