The First Hundred

...in the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Monday, April 17, 2006

Come to Jesus


Our pastor sang this song to conclude his Easter morning message. It was considerably poignant for me.

COME TO JESUS
by Chris Rice

Weak and wounded sinner, lost and left to die
Raise your head for love is passing by
Come to Jesus, come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live


Now your burden's lifted, and carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain
Sing to Jesus, sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live

And like a newborn baby, don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk sometimes we fall... so
Fall on Jesus, fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live

Sometimes the way is lonely, and steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain... then
Cry to Jesus, cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live

O, and when the love spills over, and music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside... then
Dance for Jesus, dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live

And with your final heartbeat, kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace and laugh on glory's side... and
Fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live


12 Comments:

  • At 4/17/2006 10:29 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said…

    I hope your Easter was special.
    Our church had a mix of hymns and newer choruses.
    It was very good.

     
  • At 4/17/2006 11:07 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    I generally like to hear pastors sing. A lot can't sing very good but people don't tell THEM that.

    That's what's good about it for me, I will be singing with these preachers in heaven even though the people won't let me sing here--I'm so bad [singing].
    ..

     
  • At 4/18/2006 3:01 AM, Blogger Pia said…

    happy easter, karen. God bless you. =)

     
  • At 4/18/2006 8:42 AM, Blogger Corry said…

    That is a beautiful hymn. Hits home here as well! Thanks for posting this reminder:-)

    God's Grace.

     
  • At 4/18/2006 9:20 AM, Blogger Kc said…

    I'm not familiar with the hymn but I love the lyrics and brought back to mind an old one I love titled, "All to Jesus".

    I would love to hear Jim sing both now and when. Some of the most beautiful singing I've ever heard was so far off key and so out of step but I can't remember a sweeter sound. ;-)

     
  • At 4/18/2006 11:37 AM, Blogger keesh said…

    Amen girl!! Sounds amazingly beautiful!

     
  • At 4/18/2006 7:30 PM, Blogger Seeker said…

    It's a beautiful song, and our pastor has a great voice. A real blessing.

     
  • At 4/19/2006 12:31 PM, Blogger Badoozie said…

    wonderful song, perfect for Easter

     
  • At 4/19/2006 5:07 PM, Blogger Dapoppins said…

    Oh, that is lovely...Fall on Jesus...I like that. Isn't Chris Rice the one who sang...oh. Never mind.

     
  • At 4/19/2006 6:52 PM, Blogger Rachel said…

    What a great song. I don't think I've ever heard that before. Thanks for sharing. It does have a wonderful message.

     
  • At 4/19/2006 10:31 PM, Blogger audrey` said…

    Oh yes!
    Come to the water
    Stand by my side...

    Jesus is always with us :)

     
  • At 4/24/2006 9:20 AM, Blogger uncle joe said…

    I don't know where I've been.
    I missed this post. I sang this song at my favorite cousins funeral. Or tried to sing it. It was very hard to do for various reasons. I was behind a wall of flowers and there was no mic and really nobody could hear me. I sang it again at my home church so my mom could hear the words. It will always remind me of my cousin Betsy who died too young at the age of 41.

     

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