music

What will He say
When he sees me like this,
Cold and wasted, so dejected
Not the one that he expected
Like an outcast, like a beggar
Something crawled out of the gutter
Limping homewards to the one that I rejected

What can I say when He sees me like this
Always thought that I knew better,
Thought I’d left this place forever
All He gave me I have squandered,
All I feel now is my hunger
Desperation leads me back towards my Father

From a long way off He sees me
And comes running out to meet me
There’s no time to beg forgiveness – I hear Him saying:

Day and night I’ve waited for you
Always reaching out towards you
You were never lost to me
Just lost to yourself
In my arms I now enfold you,
Always in my love I hold you
For the light here at my window’s
been burning for you,
burning for you

What can you say
When He greets you like this?
Love beyond all expectation
It demands no explanation
Reaching out towards the broken
Hears your words before they’re spoken
Love that’s deeper than the depths to which you’ve fallen

What can you say
when He treats you like this?
In the best clothes He has dressed me
As His child He has caressed me
All’s forgiven, all’s forgotten
From the mud where I had trodden
He has raised me and His mercy has now changed me

From a long way off He sees me
And comes running out to meet me
There’s no time to beg forgiveness – I hear Him saying:

Day and night I’ve waited for you…

Dance for joy, sound out the music
Burning for you
Now that you have come home to me
You’ve come home to me
Dance for joy, sound out the music
Now that you have come home to me
And the light here at my window’s
Burning for you, burning for me

2016

Coming Home

Music: M. Thérèse Henderson, Jocelyn K. Belamide
Words: Paola Stradi
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