COME INTO HIS PRESENCE                                                        written in 1999

The Story

While vacationing with his family in Sedona, Arizona, Lynn Baird (1952 – ) decided to take a walk on one of the hiking trails that wind their way through the resort area. The wild plant life, the mountains, and the little streams put a song in his heart. Before long, he began singing a melody… and then added some lyrics. He didn’t know where the song came from – God must have given it to him. He hoped he would be able to find his way back to civilization to write it down before he forgot the words and music.

After he wrote it down, he wasn’t sure the song was anything special, so he filed it away. About a year later, he played it for a friend. The friend liked the song so much it was introduced to his church. The congregation liked the song so much, they sang it almost every Sunday for the next 6 years!

Lynn thought only the people in his home church in Glendale, AZ, knew about the song… until he heard a praise and worship tape put out by Integrity Music. His song – this song – was on that tape, and before long many people in many churches were singing this song.

This song is Lynn’s only published song, but it is found in almost every hymnal and children’s song book published since 2000. Lynn continues to write songs for Abundant Life Community Church in Pasadena, California, where he now pastors.

The Song

Read this praise song, and – today – enter into God’s presence with thanksgiving!

Come into His presence with thanksgiving in your heart, and
give Him praise… give Him praise!

Come into His presence with thanksgiving in your heart,
your voices raised… your voices raised.

With glory and honor and power unto Him;
Jesus, the name above all names.


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