Songs From Ruth: He Redeemed Me
Each week, we will go through the books of the Bible, looking at a song that illustrates a passage from each book.
Squire Parsons’ 1983 album He Redeemed Me begins with a title cut retelling the story of Ruth:
I was gleaning in the field, a stranger in the land
Knowing that the handfuls came from my Kinsman’s hands
Then one day I heard a voice calling to me
From the curse that had me bound, He has set me free
He redeemed me, He redeemed me
Oh, He claimed me as one of His own
And I found favor in the eyes of my Savior
And now to Him I belong
Given how powerful the parallel is to our own redemption, there aren’t as many Southern Gospel songs about the Kinsman-Redeemer we see in Ruth as one might thing. But, to nobody’s surprise, one of the best comes from one of the genre’s master songwriters.