20th November 2019

20Schemes Music: We Long For That Day

 

We Long For That Day is a new song written by Sol Fenne. The song is based on Mez McConnell’s new book The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse. It’s a congregational song, best sung in the context of the gathered church.

In the next few weeks, 20schemes Music will be releasing a new album containing eight congregational songs, all of which were recorded live at the October 2019 20schemes Weekender.

Music Video

LYRICS

VERSE 1

God will judge this world so full of evil
And bring each work of darkness into light
On that day His enemies will tremble
When the King returns in glorious might

VERSE 2

Finally oppression will be over
Secret acts of cruelty made known
Nowhere left to hide for the abuser
Every deed laid bare before the throne

CHORUS

We long for that day when Jesus comes again
When sorrow and pain will all come to an end
When justice is done and evil cast away
Oh may we all be found in Christ that day

VERSE 3

On that day we’ll stand before our Maker
To face our debt of sin which must be paid
There is no-one righteous, none can measure
the perfect standard Christ alone displayed

VERSE 4

But there is hope for all who trust in Jesus
For all who know forgiveness in His name
He faced the wrath deserved by ruined sinners
To save us from our anger, fear and shame

VERSE 5

Then as the light descended into darkness
The Son of God forsaken on a tree
In agony our Saviour died abandoned
The innocent was crushed to set us free

VERSE 6

But on the third day Jesus rose in glory
And now He reigns in heaven from His throne
Praise the King for such an act of mercy
One day He will come to take us home

CHORUS

We long for that day when Jesus comes again
When sorrow and pain will all come to an end
When justice is done and evil cast away
Oh may we all be found in Christ that day
Oh may we all be found in Christ that day


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