Come, O Redeemer, Come

During the remaining services in the season of Lent, we will learn a new song to confess our sin and need for the Lord’s mercy:

Come, O Redeemer, Come  (Audio)
Text and tune: Fernando Ortega, 1996; © 1996, Metro One, Inc.

1.  Father, enthroned on high—“Holy, holy!”
Ancient eternal Light—hear our prayer.

Come, O Redeemer, come; grant us mercy.
Come, O Redeemer, come; grant us peace.

2.  Lord, save us from the dark of our striving,
faithless, troubled hearts weighed down.   REFRAIN

3.  Look now upon our need; Lord, be with us.
Heal us and make us free from our sin.   REFRAIN

The austerity of this song by contemporary Christian songwriter Fernando Ortega forms in us a posture of heart appropriate to the suffering of Jesus that we emphasize during the Lenten season.  As we ponder and pray in light of the cross of Christ, may the Lord make this song our humble and yet hopeful lament and plea for the Lord’s mercy that not only forgives but also heals and liberates us and the whole broken world longing for its Redeemer.