Essential Songs:I Believe In You by Bob Dylan

Christian Music Artist Bob Dylan

I Believe In You by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming - I Believe In You

This declaration of Christian faith from the Jewish poet and conscious of the Baby Boomer’s social revolution in the 60′s.  It is really a simple expression in God’s love and faithfulness in times of trouble and times of joy.  Dylan’s conversion, expressed in his 1979 album Slow Train Coming, caused him much trouble in his counterculture circles.  This was the generation that rejected the traditional church and in their immaturity rejected the faith.  Dylan’s conversion was a betrayal.  Dylan balks at being labeled a Christian music artist but he performs this song on his current tour. Read the story of the Apostle Paul in Acts and tell me if this feels familiar.

I Believe In You
Bob Dylan

They ask me how I feel
And if my love is real
And how I know I’ll make it through.
And they, they look at me and frown,
They’d like to drive me from this town,
They don’t want me around
‘Cause I believe in you.

They show me to the door,
They say don’t come back no more
‘Cause I don’t be like they’d like me to,
And I walk out on my own
A thousand miles from home
But I don’t feel alone
‘Cause I believe in you.

I believe in you even through the tears and the laughter,
I believe in you even though we be apart.
I believe in you even on the morning after.
Oh, when the dawn is nearing
Oh, when the night is disappearing
Oh, this feeling is still here in my heart.

Don’t let me drift too far,
Keep me where you are
Where I will always be renewed.
And that which you’ve given me today
Is worth more than I could pay
And no matter what they say
I believe in you.

I believe in you when winter turn to summer,
I believe in you when white turn to black,
I believe in you even though I be outnumbered.
Oh, though the earth may shake me
Oh, though my friends forsake me
Oh, even that couldn’t make me go back.

Don’t let me change my heart,
Keep me set apart
From all the plans they do pursue.
And I, I don’t mind the pain
Don’t mind the driving rain
I know I will sustain
‘Cause I believe in you.

Is Dylan singing about himself, or the Apostle Paul, or both? Can you make the declaration of this song?

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