Blog
14

Apr 2015

Come As You Are

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16 1:18

This Sunday, we will be introducing a new communion song to our gathering, Come As You Are by David Crowder, Matt Maher and Ben Glover, featured on the album Neon Steeple by David Crowder. This is a song for Christians who have lost sight of the grace of God; Christians who are being crushed by a burden to heavy to bear. For those believers who have succumbed to condemnation, or shame. For those who have bought into the lie that they have to earn the grace of God by some work. This song is the call to return to Jesus Christ, to the grace of God, as we approach the communion table to remember His body broken for us, and his blood spilled in our place. Here are the lyrics:

Come out of sadness, from wherever you’ve been
Come, broken hearted, let rescue begin
Come find your mercy, oh, sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal

Lay down your burdens, lay down your shame
All who are broken, lift up your face
Oh, wanderer, come home, you’re not too far
So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart
Come as you are

There’s hope for the hopeless and all those who’ve strayed
Come sit at the table, come taste the grace
There’s rest for the weary, a rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t cure

There’s joy for the morning; sinner, be still
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal

The message of this song is one that every believer needs to hear as often as they find themselves in need of forgiveness and restoration (which is daily). Yes, we need to hear the Law, and repent of sin; but we also need to hear “you’re forgiven,” and “come as you are”.

You can listen to Come As You Are by watching the video below, and you can purchase and download the full song by clicking here. As we sing, may we be reminded that the grace of God isn’t just a one-time gift given us when we first believed in Jesus. It’s home. It’s where the Father’s table is set; it’s where we live, and breath. It’s where we find rest.

imagrs

No comments so far!

Leave a Comment