The Prodigal

by:  Ryan and Meghan Baird
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).


Caleb said…
Wow! I've never heard this, but I've really liked every song that I've heard put out from Sovereign Grace Worship.
Yep! It's a great song. I don't really like the way they sing their songs, but I like their songs, they have great words!
Caleb said…
Very True... Let me re-phrase my first comment. Their songs have very good words to them, but their music style is a little too contemporary for me. The Steve Pettit Team and Galkin Team do a great job on singing the Sovereign Grace songs!
Yep! I agree...there's this song, and many others by Sovereign Grace that I really would like for the Pettits or the Galkins to sing!