Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Prodigal

In my previous post I recommended a book & sermon series on the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32).  Below is another "version" of the same parable, this time in the form of a song and visual.  This video was featured at the recent NEXT 2010 conference.

The Prodigal
By Meghan Baird and Ryan Baird
As recorded on Sons & Daughters

You held out Your arms, I walked away
Insolent, I spurned Your face
Squandering the gifts You gave to me
Holding close forbidden things
Destitute, a rebel still, a fool in all my pride
The world I once enjoyed is death to me
No joy, no hope, no life

Where now are the friends that I had bought
Gone with every penny lost
What hope could there be for such as I
Sold out to a world of lies
Oh to see Your face again, it seems so distant now
Could it be that You would take me back
A servant in Your house

You held out Your arms, I see them still
You never left, You never will
Running to embrace me, now I know
Your cords of love will always hold
Mercy’s robe, a ring of grace
Such favor undeserved
You sing over me and celebrate
The rebel now Your child

© 2009 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

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