Crowder“Come As You Are”

Crowder (from Neon Steeple)

From the moment I heard this song at a Passion conference, I knew it was something special. Thankfully, it made Crowder’s first “official” solo record and it’s currently spinning at radio. If you’ve heard it, you’ve undoubtedly connected with it. This line alone makes it worthy of our “Pick of the Week”: There is no sorrow that heaven can’t heal.

On “Come As You Are,” Crowder delivers some of his best lyrics to date as a fellow weary traveler. “What I love about that song is that it makes room for all of us,” he says. “What if, no matter what in the world you’ve done—think of the worst thing that you’ve never told another person—what if that’s OK, and there’s something that can cover that and exceed that depravity? That song feels like it throws the doors wide open. When you talk about invitations, an invite into something bigger and grander than what you know and experience, that feels like one that throws the door really wide, and I think it’s an anchor and hinge for the whole record.” (For the record, the entire album is every bit as emotive and raw as this cut.)

Download “Come As You Are” here.