The Prodigal

Happy New Year!

We are doing a worship series in our church called “Return to Me” to kick off the new year.  I preached this week on the topic “Return”, speaking in part about the story of the Prodigal Son that Jesus told in Luke 15 (you can hear the sermon by clicking here).   I shared the big picture of the way the whole Bible is the story of God calling us back to him.

I shared this song at the end of my sermon, based on the story of the Prodigal Son.  It is sung from the perspective of the Father to the son — or from God to any one of us when we have strayed from his purpose and path.

Here is a video of the song from the worship service and an MP3 of the version that was on my “Remain in Me” CD a few years back.
 

 

The Prodigal – studio recording

The Prodigal

It’s a strong addiction and you feel
There’s nowhere you can go
Those tears are in your eyes
You cry, but there’s no one there to know

Mmmn

It seemed you had it all
So tall, the world was at your feet
But now you’ve slipped so low
You crave
But there’s nothing left to eat

Mmmmn

I’m waiting for you
It’s all that I can do
My arms are open wide
There’s nowhere you can hide
I’ll run to you
I’ll hold you so close
I’ll be here when you come home

Just turn and run my way
You know that I am here for you
Don’t be to proud to start again
Too blind to see the truth

Mmmmn

(chorus)

Home
When you come home
There’ll be a celebration
That your home
I’ll throw my arms around you
We’ll feast until the dawn
I’ve watched for you
Since you’ve been gone

(chorus)

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7 Comments on “The Prodigal”

  1. Danie Nel says:

    Great job, bro. An inspiration to all us disciples who makes music.

  2. eddieAmEye says:

    This song encourages me and speaks to me Brian!

  3. Rafi says:

    Hello bro.. it’s a great song.. can i ask the chords of this song?? thanks

    • jbriancraig says:

      Thanks for the encouragement, I realize I don’t have any chord charts written down for this. I’ll try to write some up for you as soon asI get a chance. Thanks!

      • Rafi says:

        Yey! thanks bro. God will be glorified! And also, I really like “Thank you Lord (for giving me salvation). I’m so excited to sing it in the church. Rock for Jesus!

        -I’m Rafi, a disciple from Philippines. Hope you can visit here sometime

      • Rachel Segovia says:

        Hey Brian, I looked for these guitar chords and could not find them. This is such a beautiful song! Could you please post the chords? Thanks!

  4. Rafi says:

    Yey! thanks bro. God will be glorified! And also, I really like “Thank you Lord (for giving me salvation). I’m so excited to sing it in the church. Rock for Jesus!

    -I’m Rafi, a disciple from Philippines. Hope you can visit here sometime
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