Sunday, October 16, 2005

Fall On Jesus

Many of my friends that visit are Christians so most of you have probably heard the following song that I have posted but my son who is four had a different viewpoint on one of the sections which made me laugh. It wasn't until last night that I actually listened to all the words of 'Come to Jesus'...and this, only after Evan made the remark, "Fall on Jesus? That's not very nice! What if you land on His head? BONK! Ouch!"

We have one of the 'WOW' cd's which has the song on it. I explained that sometimes we do fall and Jesus catches us. I pressed the oh-so-handy rewind button that would've taken a minute instead of half a second if it were a tape deck, and we all listened quietly to hear the whole song and catch the meaning.

I fell in love.

We all cried and sang it over and over.

This is the most beautiful song about a Christian's life that I've heard presented in a long time. Chris Rice is a master story/songwriter. Here it is:

Artist : Chris Rice
Song : Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus)

Lyrics :
Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, 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, so
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 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!


Bonnie Calhoun said...

Auuu, yes, yet another diversion to keep from writing....I'll e-mail you, you bad girl!!!Oh I like the fish hooks in my hair, they used to catch lunch!

TC said...

His reaction to the song is soo cute! It is a beautiful song. said...

i think it's awesome how a family can share such an experience

Jennifer said...

That's one of my favorite songs. Definitely a tear jerker!

M. C. Pearson said...

Bonnie~ Yeah, so I needed a place to just be silly. Hey, I think I'll do my book reviews on this blog too!

TC~ Aren't kids so honest? I just love my boys to bits!

Baggie~ Thanks...God is soooooooo good!

Jennifer~ I love Chris Rice songs. Especially the Candle song! He is so blessed.

McSwain said...

What beautiful lyrics! Thanks for sharing that--I think I need to go pick up the album. CD. What are we listening to these days. At least I didn't say 8-track. ;)

M. C. Pearson said...

Cheryl~ Yes, he really knows how to write! Thanks for visiting again!