Christianity 201

April 26, 2010

Servant: Come Jesus Come

The Christian rock band Servant was formed out of a community, The Highway Missionary Society; a similar relationship that their contemporaries, Resurrection Band, shared with their community, Jesus People USA.

This song, Come Jesus Come is actually the title song from the album, World of Sand.   It’s origins lie in a very early “Jesus Music” recording released by the Highway Missionaries that I believe was part of a musical.

…Now as I stand, amidst my shattered dreams
Somehow I think for the first time
Yes I really believe I’m
Ready to accept your love

Come Jesus, come I’m ready
Come Jesus, come and show me
Your way, your truth, your life…

Yes, there were powerful Christians songs long before today’s modern worship.

If you know more of the history, feel free to leave a comment; and if anyone knows an online location of their song Love Never Fails, I’ll post it here sometime as well.


  1. […] Speaking of music, Christianity 201 goes hunting on YouTube for classic Jesus Music from the 1980s and turns up a classic song from the normally not-so-mellow band Servant. […]

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  2. I joined the highway missionary society back in 1982 for discipleship Paul and Susan were there and i gave them my book of poetry to do with as they will Susan gave it back later i left because of a mental brakedown I heard the voice of God and His angels,28 years later after living in a tent on Maui Hawaii and on the beach i have written several books a children’s book, several chap books and my autobiography all of with are unpublished. I worked hard planting trees and picking apples and pears… My dad died in 2006 i took care of him nearly 6 years and learned alot of what it means to be with your love ones. Jesus Christ is blessing me with fuitility and His love. I would like to make a tithe to the highway missionary society because I still feel apart of the wonderful community and wish i could be with you again. I moved from California where my dad lived to Logan Utah my address is 346 n. 100 w. Logan Utah 84321 my phone is 435-890-9566 I would like to hear from you as soon as possible, the Christian book store went out of bussiness I wanted to by Watchmanee’s book (Spiritual Authority) today and found the store empty something terrible is happening I can’t find any Christian music either. I would seem this town is under spiritual oppression, the Mormons are at my door offen. During the time I was with my dad the last 6 years of his life I missed church less then 4 or 5 times, I went to Calvery Chaple Santa Clarita with pastor Tommy who is a wonderful Man of God. I have 40 or 50 of his surmond on CD. I have been church hoping in Logan staying away from the Mormons and have found a couple of good churches tomorrow I am taking a 40 year old lady to a independent Baptist church and pray she will be saved by the Lord Jesus Christ. Any way her name is Melondy and she needs prayer. I am glad to here Servant is still play the Lords Music God bless you in the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit give me a call or email me I would love to speak with Susan P. she changed my life and if you need any material for lyrics I will be glad to send it. would you email me your address please. thank you God bless in Christ Jesus

    Comment by mark t. lundberg — June 20, 2010 @ 12:55 am | Reply

  3. I have just posted most of the Lyrics to this album on this website. It has vast amounts of Lyrics from a huge selection of Christian artists.
    All of Servant’s albums are there I have been filing in the missing lyrics From Shallow Water, Rockin Revival and World of Sand. The rest of the albums are completely there.

    Comment by Noel — October 23, 2013 @ 10:58 am | Reply

    • I go to New Release Tuesday regularly to look for news stories for Thinking Out Loud, but I’d never seen this section of the website. There’s a lot of work there!

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — October 23, 2013 @ 12:40 pm | Reply

      • I try to update Missing lyrics because the music and words from that time said so much. One Artist I have never been able to find lyrics for and I have not had time to create them yet is Mylon LeFever If you or anyone here knows where I can find his Lyrics I would be grateful.

        Comment by Noel Wenrich — January 27, 2016 @ 8:46 am

  4. I first heard the song in a musical performed by The Highway Missionary Society (or whatever it was called then) in late 1974. The musical was entitled “Lonesome Stone,” and had a profound impact on my life.

    Comment by Tim Hess — December 11, 2022 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

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