At the Table / Song Story

"At the Table"

by: Katie Brown

Come to the table

all who are broken

Come to the table 

all who are weary

Come to the table

all who have lost their way

He’s here at the table

He’s here at the table

 

Our hearts come awake

in Your presence we are

Home closer to heaven

Our hearts come awake

in Your presence we are

Home closer to heaven

Home closer to heaven

 

Come to the table 

all who have lost their way

Come to the table

all who have doubted faith

Come to the table 

all who have felt ashamed

He’s here at the table

He’s here at the table

 

Through every mistake and every heartache

Still Your love cries out come closer


What inspired you to write the music/lyrics for this song?

For most of my life I lived with a flawed view of God.

After experiencing a deep pain, a total shattering of myself, I felt I had no where to turn. But, in that shattering, instead of shunning me, the Father rushed in to hold me close and my view of Him was forever changed.

I learned that when my Jesus says “I will not leave you, nor forsake you” He means it. No matter what our lives look like - no matter how messy we are, he invites us into his house. He gives us shelter and feeds us and calls us His own.

He is not some angry Father, staring down from heaven in disappointment. He is instead a patient, loving, relentless Father who refuses to leave us in shambles. He is the ultimate restorer no matter your level of broken.

Which Bible verses connect to the message of this song?

“Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

In His arms we find rest. At His table we find nourishment. His love is our lifeline.

What is your greatest hope for people to take away when listening to or singing this song?

My greatest hope is for brokenness to carry a new light. I pray people will see that brokenness is not our shame, it is instead the basis upon which intimacy with the Father is built. 

Do not be ashamed of your aches, for your pain is soothed in His presence. Do not feel that you must present a perfect version of yourself before Him - instead, come bloodied, come battered, come hungry and be supernaturally healed - may your belly be ever so full with His grace.

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