This song was written and recorded by Chris Rice… included on his album, Run The Earth – Watch The Sky.
Chris Rice is an American singer and songwriter who works in the contemporary Christian music, contemporary folk and adult contemporary genres. He became a recording artist in 1996 after signing a contract with Rocketown Records.
A native of Clinton, Maryland, Chris grew up as the second of 4 sons born to bookstore owners. His parents, and other adult mentors, influenced Rice’s Christian faith and his early work with youth and college students.
Having taken only 3 years of piano lessons as a child, Rice did not aspire to a career in either music or student work. But, frequent invitations to speak and lead music at his church’s youth group events led to more such invitations throughout his college years. While leading music and coaching high school soccer teams he began writing songs. What began as weekend and summer work with youth and college students soon turned into a full-time career during his twenties and thirties, and prompted Rice to write and perform mainly on the guitar.
For those 2 decades, Rice spent his time as an itinerant speaker and songwriter/
musician, playing for high school and college conferences and camps nationwide. This schedule prepared Chris for his career as a signed recording artist, touring the country with a full band.
This song is a hymn of encouragement… inviting us to focus on Jesus.
Bible Reference… Colossians 2:6-8; 3:2; Hebrews 12:1,2
Weak and wounded sinner, lost and left to die,
Oh, raise your head, for love is passing by.
Come to Jesus! Come to Jesus! Come to Jesus, and live!
Now your burden’s lifted and carried far away,
and precious blood has washed away the stain. So,
sing to Jesus! Sing to Jesus! Sing to Jesus, and live!
And, like a newborn baby, don’t be afraid to crawl.
And, remember, when you walk sometimes you fall. So,
fall on Jesus! Fall on Jesus! Fall on Jesus, and live!
Sometimes the way is lonely and steep and filled with pain.
So, if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
cry to Jesus! Cry to Jesus! Cry to Jesus, and live!
Oh, and when the love spills over and music fills the night,
and when you can’t contain your joy inside, then
dance for Jesus! Dance for Jesus! Dance for Jesus, and live!
And, with your final heartbeat, kiss the world goodbye.
Then, go in peace, and laugh on Glory’s side, and
fly to Jesus! Fly to Jesus! Fly to Jesus, and live!
Fly to Jesus! Fly to Jesus! Fly to Jesus, and live!