I stand calling by the river,
like faithful John the Baptizer;
like thunder, or like whisper,
with a message to deliver.
From all your sinful ways–repent,
before your life is fully spent;
God’s love for you will not relent,
until the firmament is rent.
Then closed will be the door;
mercy, alas–will be no more;
justice He surely won’t ignore;
order He must and will restore.
Realize now you must decide,
to keep or let go of your pride;
yes, you can run, but you can’t hide,
from the One who for you died.
Upon us now is the end game,
no longer life will be the same;
It’s time to trust and call His name,
and receive that for which He came.
I stand calling from the river,
with this message from life’s Giver;
I stand ready in the water,
to bring you back to the Father.