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04. Still Calls Me Son

The Blessing
by John Waller



 

I drug His name through godless places
And Iíve known shame that no child of His should know
Iíve seen pain on broken faces
Beyond all thought of hope
I was just too far from home
Still I always wondered when I closed my eyes

After all Iíve done
Could He run to me?
Would He kiss my face?
Could He even look at me?
After where Iíve been
Should He take me back?
For I would understand
Iíve disgraced Him
But it would be amazing
If He still calls me son

With nothing left for me to bring Him
I left my pride and turned my heart toward home
I saw my home on the horizon
And from a distance
I saw my Father
Watching for His own with forgiving eyes

After all Iíd done
He just ran to me
Then he kissed my face
He would not let go of me
After where Iíd been
He just welcomed me
I donít understand
How he put his robe on me
It was so amazing
That he still calls me son

One day as I breathe my last
And I know my days on Earth have ended
When every hour is spent
I will close my eyes in amazement
And Iíll hear angels
Theyíll be singing
Amazing grace

For He will run to me
And He will kiss my face
He will not let go of me
After where Iíve been
He will welcome me
And I wonít understand
How Heíll put His robe on me
It will be amazing
That He still call me son

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
When He calls me son
I once was lost but now Iím found
ĎCause He calls me, He calls me son

Itís just so amazing

© 2007 Traveliní Zoo Music (ASCAP) (admin. by EMI CMG Publishing) / Right-Brained Publishing (ASCAP) (admin. by Copyright Solutions)

Behind the Song:
'I always say, ĎYou either were a prodigal, are a prodigal, or about to become one.í Producer Mark Miller called me and challenged me to write a song on the story of the prodigal son. I donít usually write songs ďon demand,Ē but I woke up the next morning with a chorus in my head. ďAfter all Iíve done, could he run to me; and would he kiss my face; could he even look at me. After where Iíve been, should he take me back, I would understand, Iíve disgraced him.Ē I called my co-writer of 14 years, Scott Johnson, and we finished the song fairly quickly. After all, we were once prodigals.' - John Waller

 

 

 

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