Joy Webb’s We need you now

Last evening we were at Roy Thompson Hall for Christmas with The Salvation Army.  What a glorious night with wonderful presentations, spoken and musical.  The guest vocalist, Marjorie Watson had a gorgeous voice and commanding presentation.  She sang many times but it was this haunting song of Joy Webb that really stuck with me.  I awoke this morning thinking…”if we needed you we need you now”.

A world filled with economic woes, war and civil unrest, children who are raising themselves because both their parents have died of AIDS, grievous greed ruling our world, people powerlessly lost in human trafficking…if we need you, we need you now.

Here’s the words that Joy Webb penned.  I was hunting this morning to see if I could find an audio version on line but to no avail.  Perhaps I’ll do that later…


Come into our world, come into our world.
All around us, seemingly, darkness holds its sway;
Truth and love are faltering, peace in disarray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!
Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world, come into our world.
People sit in loneliness, children cry for bread;
Men fight men in hatred, by suspicion led;
And if we needed you, we need you now!
Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world, come into our world,
Faced with such confusion, hope has slipped away;
Men have stopped believing, forgotten how to pray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!
Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus, come.
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