Heaven's Come Near

Album: Songs From The Deep Field

Lyrics

In those days a stranger came saying “the kingdom’s come near” Heaven’s come near, the kingdom is now And some folks began to follow though they found the message queer They didn’t know where, didn’t know how

Still they were drawn, following on They saw a man born blind whose darkness melted into dawn Maybe this man could be the one they’d waited for Waited for so hard, waited for so long

In those days a stranger came saying “the kingdom’s come near” Heaven’s come near, the kingdom is now

In the company of friends he traveled on the gospel road Heaven’s come near, the kingdom is now He was often found at parties where the wine and stories flowed Crystalline clear, dark as a cloud

And they asked him lots of questions but didn’t understand What he would say, what he would do Some saw a man who ran with sinners but most just didn’t care What’s the big deal? A wandering Jew ...

But someone had ears, someone had eyes Although like us they were slow to come to finally realize Then he was dead and yet he was never gone For the heart that’s his always pulses on

Yes, a stranger opened heaven’s door and bids us come in Heaven’s come near, the kingdom is now For before he was in heaven all of heaven was in him Crystalline clear, dark as a cloud Nothing to fear, the kingdom is now Only as near as your heart will allow

Credit

by Jack Pearson © 2004 Jack Pearson, OtterTunity Inc. - BMI