A new song for church
by Bob Franke
©2009 Robert J. Franke
When James and John both asked for seats in heaven,
They must have thought that Heaven was like Rome,
We stumble here just like the first Eleven
and wonder as we travel to your home.
(chorus) It's a strange kingdom that you've left us in this world,
A love that's so much more than we deserve.
The journey to your glory leads us onward to your Cross,
Rejoicing as we suffer, and we serve.
We're baptized in your death and in your rising,
We've tasted of your cup, and of our tears,
The joy that fills our hearts is still surprising,
When we gather in your name we know you're here.
Though sorrow, sin and suffering still assail us,
Our daily bread is all the wealth we need,
Though princes fall, your love will never fail us,
And living in that love, we're blessed indeed.