He Is Coming Back for Me

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Christians need to think and sing about their future destination more. That's the main thrust of Colossians 3, which includes the well-known verse about singing (16). Look at how the chapter begins:
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
This song shares how the believers' story begins (conversion) but quickly points the singer and listeners to how it will end. We are encouraged by the truth that until we reach our "final destiny" with God in heaven, we have the down-payment of His Spirit to keep us company. Instead of bickering about exactly how Jesus will come back, we should be sing, united with voice, heart, and mind, that He will come in His power and majesty to claim His people, lead them home, and conquer sin and death and His enemies once and for all. Though we don't sing (or teach, for that matter) very often about Jesus coming as judge to vanquish His foes, this truth is meant as an encouragement for the believer. Jesus will one day bring full and total justice, righting all of the wrongs that we have ever known or seen in this world. What a glorious day that will be for those who have put their trust in Him for salvation!


Verse 1:
(Whoah, whoah.)
I was speeding down the road to my demise
When the Lord, He came and opened up my eyes.
He revealed that I had crucified His Son
But His work in me had only just begun.
Oh, He came in love and He came for me,
He forgave my ev'ry sin,
Then He conquered death for eternity
And reclaimed my life in Him.

Verse 2:
(Whoah, whoah.)
Though He came for me to glory He returned-
To the place that since He bought me I have yearned;
Though I cannot see Him or my future home
Through the Spirit I will never be alone.
By Your Spirit, come, and awaken me
To my final destiny;
Come and shape my life for the world to see,
Ready for eternity.

He is coming back for me
In His pow'r and majesty;
He will claim His own
And will lead me home,
He is coming back for me.

(Whoah, whoah.)
Verse 3:
While I wait for Him I struggle ev'ry day
So I will read His word to hear what He will say.
"In this world you will face trouble and distress,
Lift your head, I am the Lord, your righteousness."
And when foes of grace pain and insult bring
I will wait for His return;
He will come as judge, He will come as king,
And His wrath for sin will burn.

Words and Music by David L. Ward.
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