Dearest Lord, You've called us here

Dearest Lord, You've called us here,
And opened up Your heart.
O the joy to hear Your call
And enter in the Ark.
Saving us from day to day
O Lord, this is Your way.
In Yourself we stay afloat,
Above this wicked age today.
  Thank You Lord, in Your eyes we find grace,
And with open hearts we come to You.
Regardless what our friends might say to us or do,
O Lord Jesus, we love You.
Seeking of this age to taste,
And of it have a part.
If we only knew, dear Lord,
The ways we grieve Your heart.
We would come and turn to You
With a repenting heart,
And would give ourselves to be
With you, O Lord, inside the Ark.
Praise You Lord, we're safe in You;
Outside death-waters pour.
Many things that I once loved
Are on the ocean floor.
Keep us open to You Lord,
Don't let us miss the mark.
Hallelujah, praise the Lord,
We're here within the church, the Ark.
David Beach

Beltsville, MD, United States

This song has two particularly engaging aspects: first, while it is simply written, it bears a deep level of experience in seeing how the Lord operates. Starting with a simple prayer of thanks, it recognizes (in verse two) that we sometimes "taste of the world," and fail. Yet, "all the things that we once loved are on the ocean floor." The final verse ends with the reminder that we are "in the church, the ark." The second aspect is that these experiences, though recognized and gained by us, are not simply individual experiences. Throughout the song, the words used reflect the corporate aspect. Words such as "us," and "we," remind us that entering, experiencing and remaining in the Ark--the church--is indeed a corporate experience which we cannot expect to do on our own. How we need not only a deeper understanding of what the Lord has done in saving us, but also a richer set of experiences of the Body life, as we pursue in the safety of the Ark, today in the church life.


Misamis Occidental, Philippines

I love this song so much.

Andrew Diazdeleon

San Antonio, Tx, United States

Lord Jesus, we love You!!!!


California, United States

Thank You Lord we are safe in You! Many things in the world are beautiful and capturing but with You I see more beauties than anything I could ever imagine! Oh, How much I love You Lord!

Melanie Paglalunan Gatos

Gamagorishi,prefecture, Aichi-ken, Japan

Hallelujah! Throughout the years past, this song preserved me in my vision concerning Christ and the church. Thank You Lord, thank You Lord in Your eyes we've found grace, and with open hearts we come to You. Amen! Amen! Amen!

Delia Morales

Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

I like this hymn. It enlightens my heart to love the Lord more. HALLELUJAH, AMEN, PRAISE THE LORD!


Auckland, North Shore, New Zealand

Great song to sing in the Highschoolers' Meeting ;D

David Hooper

Albany, Northshore, Auckland, New Zealand

I dont know what to say but Amen.

Maureen Kosse

Denver, Colorado, United States

I love this song for so many reasons. It is so fresh and new every time I listen to it. As a young person in the church life, I feel reconstituted with the truth, regardless of what my friends might say or do. I love You Lord!

rhonnanne dela cruz

Malabon, Philippines

Praise the Lord that He called us to be with Him in the church life.