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New hymn lyrics for Come As You Are

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 Contents - Oct 2005AD2000 October 2005 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Health of Church and health of family connect - Michael Gilchrist
Benedict XVI speaks out on the crisis of faith in Australia - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Books: The Incredible Da Vinci Code falsehoods exposed - Frank Mobbs
Juventutem: Young Latin Mass Catholics attend World Youth Day - Fr Glen Tattersall
Youth: The lasting impact of World Youth Day - Sannon Donahoo
Society: The latest marriage statistics: implications - Zenit News Agency
Dies Domini: Armidale Diocese promotes Sunday observance - Bishop Luc Matthys
Conference: C.S. Lewis: defender of objective truth - Adam Glyn Cooper
Culture: How the Catholic Church built Western civilisation - Thomas E. Woods Jr
Priesthood: Christ's call to priestly celibacy - Fr Thaddeus Doyle
Letters: Reverence? - P.R. Smith
Letters: Blasphemy - Alan Onraet
Letters: A sense of sin - Henk Verhoeven
Letters: Contraception - Anne Lastman
Letters: Watered-down faith - Paula Gartland
Letters: A treasured priest: Fr William Ross - Tom King
Letters: Anti-Christian media - Frank Bellet
Letters: Sacrifice of the Mass - A. Bono
Letters: New hymn lyrics for Come As You Are
Books: Your Life is Worth Living: The Christian Philosophy of Life, by Fulton J. Sheen - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: What is Opus Dei?, by Dominique le Tourneau - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: A Beautiful Story to be Told: The Legion of Mary in Oceania 1932-2005 - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Events: Who's Afraid of Vatican II? Seminars October-December 2005
Books: More good reading from AD Books
Reflection: What the early Church tells us about the celebration of Mass - Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM

For those who quite like the tune (whilst disliking the lyrics) of the hymn/song "Come as You Are", I suggest some alternate lyrics and a new title, "Come and Repent."

Come and repent, that's how He wants us,
Come and repent, why stay away?
Jesus is waiting, there to forgive us,
Come and repent; let's not stay away.

 

He came to call sinners, not just the virtuous.
He came as the Shepherd, calling His own.
Let's go to His arms, there He'll forgive us.
Come and repent; don't stay away.

 

We have sinned greatly, offended Him often.
Our sins are as scarlet, yet can be wiped clean.
Our loving Saviour, there to forgive us.
Come and repent; let's not stay away.

C.V. PHILLIPS (MRS)
Queens Park, W.A.

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 18 No 9 (October 2005), p. 15

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