This song was written and recorded by Cheri Keaggy… included on her album, Child of the Father.
Cheri Keaggy (born Cheri Louise Anderson; August 29, 1968) is a gospel singer and songwriter, with a musical style of Contemporary Christian music. She was previously married to her high school sweetheart, Eddie Keaggy, the nephew of the CCM pioneer artist, Phil Keaggy.
She was discovered by Charlie Peacock when Eddie, a sound engineer, did a concert for him. Peacock produced her first two albums.
I first heard Cheri Keaggy while pastoring Lake City First Baptist Church in Lake City, Arkansas. Her lyrics are very thought-provoking, and she is certainly easy to listen to.
This song has served as my ringtone for the past several years.
This song reminds us that God loves us… whether we happen to be sitting in a church building or not. None of us can ever do anything that will ever take us outside the love of God.
Bible Reference… Exodus 34:6; Psalm 52:8b; 136:2; Jeremiah 31:3; Luke 15:11-32; Romans 8:35; Ephesians 3:17-19
Go to the chapel, sit in a pew; listen to the preacher, what he’s sayin’ to you:
“Jesus is Savior, and He is a friend…
and He’ll never forsake you; He’ll be there ‘til the end.”
And He will love you so completely.
And He will heal you, every wound and scar.
He will receive you just for the asking, uh-huh,
He will love you just as you are.
You say that you’ve fallen, far far away.
You remember the Father, but you’ve forgotten how to pray.
There is forgiveness; no need to run.
The Father is waiting, won’t you go ahead and come? (CHORUS 2x)
Come on home; you have been away too long.
Come on home, to the place where you belong.
Come on home, He won’t ask you where you’ve gone
It won’t matter just as long as you come on home.
Won’t you go ahead and come? (CHORUS)