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Chris Tomlin Come Home Running Lyrics

Last updated: 12/18/2013 05:17:36 AM

Oh heart of mine, why must you stray?
From one so fair you run away
And one more time you have to pay
The heaviness of needless shame

Oh heart of mine, come back home
You've been too long out on your own
And He's been there all along
Watching for you down the road

So come home running
His arms are open wide
His name is Jesus
He understands
He is the answer
You are looking for
So come home running
Just as you are

Oh child of God so dearly loved
And ransomed by the Savior's blood
And called by name, daughter and son
Wrapped in the robe of righteousness

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I was with You, I run to you my LORD | Reviewer: Ken Abraham | 12/17/13

a most wonderful and inspiring song for those who have not yet coming home, this song is very nice thanks to God that He give Chris a wonderful talent to form this kind of song :) I will not stopped to worship the LORD our GOD :)
When I was a lost one, I run to Him, and now I am found and starting to serve him with all I am :)

Chris | Reviewer: Chris | 10/4/13

Sns and daughter's of christ hope your faith and his blessing is still with you i really love this song it remain's me how i first know God in a little church i couldn't stop crying because his love just touched me now i'm standing for him guyz are you with me??:-)

Home sweet Home 08/06/2013 | Reviewer: Kofi Afari | 6/8/13

This song has actually inspired a lot because not long ago i was far from home but now by His grace this heart has come back home and what even fascinates me is how His love has become a reality to me.I'm highly blessed come across the lyrics of this song.

running back home | Reviewer: Joyce Kang | 2/4/13

i love this song. it touched me no doubt. i realised i've been too long away from him and he's been watching me although i broke his heart countless times. he's the only one i can run to and count on n yet i forsake him. i kept searching and was blinded with the world but he's the ans.

I'm running always... | Reviewer: Tom Wadecki | 2/3/13

I heard this song for I believe the first time today,if I heard it before,it didn't have this profound effect on me.Today it was in church by my wonderfully talented non denominational church group.I cried.TY Chris Tomlin,more importantly,Ty GOD!!!

I just cant stop crying. Makes me realize..favor son... | Reviewer: Maoma mizoram india aizol | 12/18/12

The first time i listen to the song i just cant stop crying cause it makes me realized that im his highly favor loving son. No matter what i did his love for me is still the same and He waited me with arms allways open. I have lots of ups and downs but i never knew love so amazing so expandables. Oh how fotunate that his promisses and oportunity are never kept away for me. I love him oh how i want to love him. I want to love him more and more.

how touching | Reviewer: Fungayi | 5/31/12

I love the lyrics. they just remind you that Jesus has open arms all the time for those who believe that He is the saviour. He died on that cross to take away our shame and guilt and we ought to realize that there is nothing that the blood of Jesus cannot wash away,if only we run to him.

I LOVE YOU GOD! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/9/11

Oh.... I just listened to this on YouTube w/ the lyrics. It made me cry! The Lord really speaks through this song. I feel like praising God at the top of my lungs in the streets! Dont u love that feeling?
8D love you JESUS!

What more can I say | Reviewer: Olatunji Shawana | 5/13/11

This song can be classified as old now but the words therein are forever new, we are admonished to come home running to a Father whose arms are always outstreched and wide open. He loves us just as we are. I believe this song will continue to sing in our hearts till we finanly come Home running. Thank You Jesus for giving us Chris and we pray you continue to inspire him to bless us. Amen.

Love you too Lord | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/11/09

This song touching my heart, lately ive been getting much closer to God then i ever before.. I could felt His love, His mercy upon me so much more, He even speak to me so specific through a chapter in bible that i found not purposely.. I believe He's always here with me, even now... I love you with all my heart Lord Jesus, forgive me please when i should've done better with things in my life. I love You Lord...Father

Wow | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/31/09

This song really speaks to me. I don't have the best relationship with my father and I get so down sometimes. I heard this song and it made me open my eyes and realize that he does love me and there is also my Heavenly Father that I know I can always count on.

the first time i heard the song | Reviewer: Kim Garciano | 7/4/09

I've been listening to all songs of Mr Chris Tomlin and the latest song i heard is Come Home Running. The lyrics is so powerful that i cant get tired of listening to it. Every time i played it, i closed my eyes and feel the presence of our Lord. Yes, He's always with us everywhere we go and every time of our lives! He's always watching over us so if we need help, let's come to Him! Come to Him running to His wide arms open for us! Thank You Lord, thank You Jesus! I will never stray from your love!

Praise God | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/12/09

This year has been a very rough and trying year for me. I was a senior in high school, ready to get out. I was the field commander of our Marching band. Life was going really well at the beginning of the school year. I helped lead several people to the Lord. And then my church started to split because of things my pastors had done. I drifted away from church because I didnt think God would let something like that happen in a church. But as I drifted a group of people kind of twisted my brain to make me think I was gay. I went with it because I felt accepted in a time of trouble and confusion. I pulled myself away from almost all of my values. I lost friends. I lost myself. Finally I told myself that I was not going to let that be anymore. I was not going to lie a lie to myself and all of my true friends. I came back to God with the help God and this song. And like it says I came home running. I have been completely washed of my stupidity and now I fell God working so much in my life again. It feels so great. Thank You GOD!!!!

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It touched my soul | Reviewer: Rev. Karen Murphy | 7/30/08

The very first time I heard this song, I sobbed all the way through it. It touched me so deeply because I have worked with hurting people for over 30 years of my life and I know this is what those of us who truly love the Lord and wish to be His hand extended want everyone to know and understand - that we ALL fail at times, but He is ALWAYS there waiting for us to return - and not just to return, but to COME HOME RUNNING! I knew many of the people I love dearly needed to not only HEAR these words, but BELIEVE them.

This is one of the most powerful songs that I have had minister to my heart and soul in a very long time. I have been in music ministry for over 50 years of my life, and I look forward to being able to minister these words many times to whomever before the Lord takes me home. We ALL need to hear it. We ALL need to remember that He WANTS us to COME HOME RUNNING!

Thank you, and God bless you for allowing God to use you so mightily for His kingdom!

coming home again | Reviewer: Elizabeth | 10/11/07

I was in Mexico for a ten week mission trip, and in the second to last week we had a meeting and this is one of the songs that was sung, at that point we were all really sad that we would be leaving each other as we had become a family of sorts. this song brought tears to our eyes. I think that it also sort of helped us to realize that even though we would be far away from each other, we still all had a common home in God.