The Anthem Around the House

 

The residents at the Refuge House spend much of their day working through the program curriculum, doing tough processing and reflecting. It’s an emotional and exhausting work that they are choosing to engage in because they are desperate for healing and life change. One salve that brings emotional relief and even a sense of celebration is when they get to put on some worship tunes towards the end of the day and just sing.

One song in particular has been ringing through the house as an anthem of sorts in recent weeks: Come As You Are performed by David Crowder. We listen to our residents belt out these lyrics with such raw emotion, deeply consumed by their comforting words. Their heart of worship is so beautiful, reminding us that: “those who have been forgiven much, love much” (Luke 7:47). Whenever you hear this song, may it remind you to pray for the women we serve and worship God for how He restores!

Come out of sadness
From wherever you've been
Come broken hearted
Let rescue begin
Come find your mercy
Oh sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are

There's hope for the hopeless
And all those who've strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There's rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't cure

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
Lay down your hurt lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are

There's joy for the morning
Oh, sinner be still
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal