This is Your Kingdom Come Now

21 Jun

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A hunger for the Kingdom of God has been growing in my heart and spirit over the last few years. God has been re-awakening me to His presence in new ways, softening my heart again (thank You, Lord, for Your great love and mercy). As John Wimber, founder of the Vineyard movement, has said, “Faith is spelled R-I-S-K.” I have felt newly challenged to step out and take those risks of faith to see God’s Kingdom advanced on the earth through my life. Naturally, these things have started to bleed out through my songwriting.

The Vineyard is a “Kingdom” movement in that we are looking for God to come and transform this broken world moving us towards the new creation – bringing the Kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven.” As I’ve been looking over the family of songs pulled together for this project there is a strong theme emerging of the Kingdom of God breaking into our lives and bringing healing, rescue, mercy, and salvation. In short, it’s about God coming to make things right. This is what we all long for. Specifically, the song “Heaven Come Down (This is Your Kingdom Come Now)” speaks directly to this heart cry.

V1:

For every wounded and broken soul

We cry Heaven come down, Heaven come down

For those abandoned with nowhere to go

We cry Heaven come down, Heaven come down

For those enslaved by the wickedness of men

We cry Heaven come down, Heaven come down

For the heavy-laden weighed down by sin

We cry Heaven come down, Let Your Kingdom come now

C1:

Send us out to be Your hands and feet

Always searching for the lost and the least

Send Your power, set the prisoner free and let Your Kingdom come

V2:

For the homeless man who sleeps on the street

We cry Heaven come down, Heaven come down

For every child without enough to eat

We cry Heaven come down, Heaven come down

For every family that’s been torn apart

We cry Heaven come down, Heaven come down

For the single mother with a broken heart

We cry Heaven come down, Let Your Kingdom come now

C2:

Send us out to be Your hands and feet

Always searching for the lost and the least

Send Your power, set the prisoner free

And let Your Kingdom come, and on earth Your will be done

Bridge:

Lord, let Your Kingdom come on earth

Lord, let Your power fill our hearts

Lord, let Your Kingdom come through us

Lord, won’t You come, Lord, won’t You come

V3:

A new day’s dawning making all things right

This is Heaven come down, this is Your Kingdom come now

Those in darkness have seen a great light

This is Heaven come down, this is Your Kingdom come now

Our broken bodies are being made whole

This is Heaven come down, this is Your Kingdom come now

As wayward children, we find our way home

This is Heaven come down, this is Your Kingdom come now

C3:

Send us out to be Your hands and feet

Always searching for the lost and the least

Send Your power, set Your people free

And let Your Kingdom come, and on earth Your will be done

Probably the wordiest song I’ve ever written but it drives the point home. I long to see the Kingdom of God advanced on the earth in every arena of life: the poor being fed, the oppressed being set free, and the power of God being manifest in our midst in healing and deliverance. Let it come, God.

So, with that we have an album title that best represents not only this group of songs, but some of the deepest desires of my heart.

This is Your Kingdom Come Now.

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6 Responses to “This is Your Kingdom Come Now”

  1. Rachel Blanke June 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    I think God is moving that way in a lot if hearts. All the Bible studies I’m doing with the kids this week are about faith. I even used that “Faith is spelled RISK” with them. :-)

  2. Rachel Blanke June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Oh! And that’s a fantastic photo for your album cover…

  3. marcia June 29, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    Love it Casey. Thanks for being the gift you are to the Church.

  4. jhopping July 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Powerful lyrics!

  5. caseycorum July 25, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    Thanks Joshua and Marcia!!

  6. ginger September 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Jam! Jam! Jam!!!!

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