Seven Last Words: 2. By Your Side


“By Your Side” is song #2 in my Seven Last Words series. This one is based on Luke 23:43 “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” We understand what these words mean when Jesus speaks them to a criminal dying next to him on a cross, but what do they mean for us today? In this song, we respond to Christ’s words with dedication: “Yes, Lord, we want to be with you in life and death, in paradise or cross.”

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words and music by Greg Scheer
based on Luke 23:43
copyright February 6, 2020
CCLI #7153357
OneLicense #96381

May we remain with you,
Lord, when the day is o’er.
For we desire nothing more
than to be by your side,
than to be by your side,
O Lord.