Over the weeks of the joint services in August Robyn taught us a new song – ‘Come people of the risen King’. It’s a lovely song of praise and rejoicing which focuses on God’s love and faithfulness. These are the words of the first two verses and chorus:
reach to gather children in.
O Church of Christ rejoice!
It seems to me to be a great song because it doesn’t rely on how we feel but rather on God’s faithfulness and it acknowledges that sometimes life is full of joy, sometimes weeping, battles, struggles and fight. But in all that we can still give the Lord thanks and praise because whatever we’re going through, his perfect love never changes. His arms are always wide open to welcome us in, his mercies never cease and so we can know peace.
As the year becomes increasingly busy in the ramp up towards Christmas let’s hold onto these words and pray that as individuals and as a church our lives will be full of the Lord’s grace, love and peace.
With every blessing,
Come People of the Risen King
Words and Music by KEITH & KRISTYN GETTY & STUART TOWNEND