Garrels, Josh - A Long Way Lyrics




There's a time in our lives
To return, sacrifice
Wild grass has grown high
On the path between our lives
There's a light in the trees
It's closer now, I'm on my knees
Oh Father, forgive me, please

I came a long, long way back home
To see you one more time
'Cause I came a long, long way back home
To see you and say Goodbye

Father's hands work the ground
Turns the soil, lays it down
Everything done and said
Lives beyond the quick and the dead
Heritage passed along
To the sons like a blessed song
So raise your voices on high tonight

We came a long, long way back home
To see you one more time
'Cause we came a long, long way back home
To see you and say Goodbye
To hold you and say Goodbye, Goodbye





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Garrels, Josh A Long Way Comments
  1. Richard Michael

    Be strong brothers and sisters the journey is long and tough but through Christ we find joy, peace and strength to move forward.

  2. christdragon

    This is great! I just found Josh today. Thanks to a youtube video titled; "The problem with Christian music". Thanks.

    Shelley Johnston

    Be blessed

  3. Catherine Dixon

    We all have the capacity to embody blackness and whiteness at any given time. I thought I had, spoke out loud and typed here, just a few minutes ago. One God One Love One Body One Mind One Spirit
    Peace to you of Christ

    Catherine Dixon

    *A thought

  4. Marisha Tucker

    Perfect ... soooo beautiful, takes me RIGHT TO THE FATHER 😭

  5. Dawn Faialaga

    What is this song about words ?

  6. Ky David

    Hands down in my opinion, thr most humble, gospel centered worship singer/musician. So non mainstream, and deep lyrics. I appreciate and have so much love for you my fellow brothers in Christ, your a blessing Josh Garrels. My son who is 7 knows this song almost by heart 🙌..Everytime I put it on, he comes running into the room and starts singing 🤘....

  7. Rhina Dallila

    Such a great song and video

  8. Alexis Leffew

    Broooo, keep doing what you're doing <3 Love your style.

  9. Hector Munguia

    There's a time in our lives
    To return, sacrifice
    Wild grass has grown high
    On the path between our lives
    There's a light in the trees
    It's closer now, I'm on my knees
    Oh Father, forgive me, please
    I came a long, long way back home
    To see you one more time
    'Cause I came a long, long way back home
    To see you and say Goodbye
    Father's hands work the ground
    Turns the soil, lays it down
    Everything done and said
    Lives beyond the quick and the dead
    Heritage passed along
    To the sons like a blessed song
    So raise your voices on high tonight
    We came a long, long way back home
    To see you one more time
    'Cause we came a long, long way back home
    To see you and say Goodbye
    To hold you and say Goodbye,
    Goodbye

  10. Debora Chung

    I love this song but one thing I don't understand and wish someone would explain for me is, what do these particular lyrics mean: "to see you and say goodbye". Why say goodbye? It's not directed to God, is it?

    Jessica Bailey

    Debora Chung I'm wondering the same thing...does anyone know??

    True Believer

    Here's my interpretation for what its worth:
    This is an interpersonal song. I think most Christians experience pain, fear, anxiety about those who are not saved, and who have no hope. Loved ones, children, parents, friends and there is a "last time" we will see ever see them.
    This song is about people who are lost, who are close to us.
    "There’s a time in our lives
    To return, sacrifice
    Wild grass has grown high"
    - Wild grass has grown high, meaning we've grown up, aged.
    "On the path between our lives"
    Maybe we've both believed in the past, one has fallen away. They are no longer on the same path.
    "oh Father forgive, me please"
    I should have been there for this person, helped them through their doubts and struggles. They have fallen away. I feel responsible.
    "I came a long long way back home... to see you say good bye"
    It's now or never for this person. They are at the end. If there is no hope, they are truly saying goodbye. We will never see one another again, I'm here to see them one more time.

    "Father’s hands work the ground
    Turns the soil, lays it down"
    -Similar to the parable by Christ. The seed has been sown, the harvest was ours. We missed it.
    "Heritage passed along
    To the sons like a blessed song"
    -Speaks directly to our responsibility as parents and family members.
    "So raise your voices..."
    Tell them! Teach them! Don't miss the chance, do it now!

    This is a sad song. It's about those who are lost, but we were there and could have done something, maybe kept them on the narrow road, the righteous path to salvation.
    We were responsible for them, and want to see them one more time, but will be saying goodbye.

  11. Joseph N

    Best worship I have heard in decades.. love the creativity, uniqueness and heart

  12. Vinni Carvalho

    Eu tô emocionado, tô chorando, entrei em uma outra dimensão, eu tô....... sei lá, que música, que sim, que letra, n tem como n sentir uma calmaria uma paz. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 N vou parar de escutar agora kkkkkk ❤️🔥

  13. hemilly ferreira

    A vontade de chorar é grande ouvindo Josh Garrels

  14. fac192

    quite possibly the most emotional song i’ve heard . truly magic

  15. BeyondCenterStage

    His music has gotten me through so much over the years, well God too but ya know... Blessing to have this music really,

  16. Lashonda Prichard

    Love love love your music! God Bless your ministry and family.

  17. Allan Vieira

    SUCH A WONDERFUL SONG!... Listening to it from Indonesia! Love it!

  18. Fabrícia Feitosa Barreto

    I love this song, I'm feel nostalgic and make me feel better!

  19. cordezio06

    a very big thanks from France, Josh!

  20. J VIP WE THE PEOPLE NETWORK NEWS WTPNN

    Josh You Have an Amazing Blessed Gift And Voice GOD BLESS YOU I CAN FEEL THE HOLY GHOST POWER 💥 IN THESE SONGS. TRULY A GIFT FROM HEAVEN.

  21. Melissa Stroebel

    Speechless. Thank you!!!

  22. Aakash Saha

    Oh yeah Fuckboys me

  23. Karina Costa

    Por que dizer aDeus?

  24. Mel Shives

    The beginning reminds me of the soundtrack from The Motorcycle Diaries.

  25. M s

    So moody and soulful and AMAZING!!

  26. Ron Altajal

    You sir have earned yourself another subscriber. I see you've been around for awhile and I wish I've heard of you sooner but Im glad I stumbled across your beautiful music.

  27. Refilling The Cup

    I love your voice...it’s very soulful! ❤️

  28. Rayane Alves

    Brasil ♡

  29. slamer2000

    Can someone explain the lyrics to me? What does he mean when he says I came a long way back home, only to then say Goodbye? Does he mean that he came back to God and then he wandered away again?

    True Believer

    Here's my interpretation for what its worth:
    This is an interpersonal song. I think most Christians experience pain, fear, anxiety about those who are not saved, and who have no hope. Loved ones, children, parents, friends and there is a "last time" we will see ever see them.
    This song is about people who are lost, who are close to us.
    "There’s a time in our lives
    To return, sacrifice
    Wild grass has grown high"
    - Wild grass has grown high, meaning we've grown up, aged.
    "On the path between our lives"
    Maybe we've both believed in the past, one has fallen away. They are no longer on the same path.
    "oh Father forgive, me please"
    I should have been there for this person, helped them through their doubts and struggles. They have fallen away. I feel responsible.
    "I came a long long way back home... to see you say good bye"
    It's now or never for this person. They are at the end. If there is no hope, they are truly saying goodbye. We will never see one another again, I'm here to see them one more time.

    "Father’s hands work the ground
    Turns the soil, lays it down"
    -Similar to the parable by Christ. The seed has been sown, the harvest was ours. We missed it.
    "Heritage passed along
    To the sons like a blessed song"
    -Speaks directly to our responsibility as parents and family members.
    "So raise your voices..."
    Tell them! Teach them! Don't miss the chance, do it now!

    This is a sad song. It's about those who are lost, but we were there and could have done something, maybe kept them on the narrow road, the righteous path to salvation.
    We were responsible for them, and want to see them one more time, but will be saying goodbye.

  30. Thutruth ght

    Absent from family for ten years... God helped restore. Def my story. Tyty and ty Lord.

  31. Megan Harma

    Does him saying coming back to the Father to see Him one more time and say goodbye mean he thinks he’s going to hell?

  32. Arthur Greve

    The root the stalk the fruit your walk

  33. Arthur Greve

    Do u c 2 like me or 1 beleive

  34. Arthur Greve

    3 or more

  35. Arthur Greve

    Praise jesus love u all

  36. Iscah

    Didn't realize this was Christian music until I seen the comments. I'm Jewish and I absolutely love this. How does this not have over 1m views?...

  37. Jason Love

    Lord,forgive me for not putting you first and help me fight my demons I can't do it without you.

  38. Pardamean Panjaitan

    Great song! We need more song like this in Christian!

  39. Michelle Foster

    I really like this song, I will put this song on my ipod, Awesome! God bless you.

  40. Manpreet Bhullar

    Lyrics
    There's a time in our lives
    To return, sacrifice
    Wild grass has grown high
    On the path between our lives
    There's a light in the trees
    It's closer now, I'm on my knees
    Oh Father, forgive me, please
    I came a long, long way back home
    To see you one more time
    ‘Cause I came a long, long way back home
    To see you and say Goodbye
    Father's hands work the ground
    Turns the soil, lays it down
    Everything done and said
    Lives beyond the quick and the dead
    Heritage passed along
    To the sons like a blessed song
    So raise your voices on high tonight
    We came a long, long way back home
    To see you one more time
    ‘Cause we came a long, long way back home
    To see you and say Goodbye
    To hold you and say Goodbye,
    Goodbye

  41. Boxzie

    Is this what heaven sounds like

  42. Fleeting Shadow

    This is Seriously Good

  43. Allan Cross

    I love your songs (Brazilian living in Indonesia)

  44. The Way

    I loved my ex (a lot), but she broke the trust in the relationship.

    It was really hard to let her go, but I had to. This realization came when I was on a long term stay in Hawaii, 4000 miles away from home.

    I remember listening to this on the way back, and it just completely fit where my head was at.. flying back to say goodbye to her.

    Two years later I still think about that girl, but I know God has a plan for me. Heartbreak teaches us many things...

    Much love people.

    Annie Warbucks

    The Way i feel you.

  45. MusicMan1

    Amazing song! Had me in tears! 😢🙏🙌

    scooterose100

    Me too....

  46. Sonya Kumpus

    I had no idea this was 'Christian music'... found it out from all of the comments. - I've been listening to this song on repeat for about 2 hours now. We will all hear what we want to hear. The truth. What a beautiful song that speaks to all of us.

  47. trevor

    2:33 i don't like that noise. It's out of place and sounds like something outside my bubble.

  48. Mustard Seed

    Wonderful

  49. World

    “I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.”

  50. Edgar Miranda

    Wow I'm an atheist, but this song made me shiver. Talent. Thank you

  51. Y I Y I

    Can someone please explain the meaning of this song? Thank you

  52. Emma Nett

    Love the imagery of lake Dillon and buffalo mountain, somehow when I'm there I always feel a little closer to God and little closer to home

  53. Crimson Acolyte

    I’m not a Christian, but I don’t have to be one to recognize that this might just be art in its purest and most sincere form. I can hear the belief in his voice, see it in his eyes, his faith. And I truly respect that.

  54. Vanessa Herrera

    Have you thought of coming to Guatemala? It would be something special here.

  55. Gabriela Izabel Sena de Lima

    MISERICÓRIDAAAA, coisa linda

  56. Sonia Marroquin

    🙏🙏🙏🙏

  57. Sami Aabir

    Love from Bangladesh ❤❤❤ still hearing in 2019..each and every time when i hear this song it feels like i lost my past..my soul is crying there 😞

  58. Brittny Hawk

    Music of the soul

  59. David Tykhonchuk

    Out of all the songs, through this song God talks to me so much, God thank you for saving me when i didnt deserve it, how good you are......im in tears

  60. Dan The Man Who Forgot The Plan

    Oh man, truth has been sowed into this song from head to toe.

    The one line “Heritage passed along” really spoke to me. Salvation is our inheritance from the father.
    I can’t find where it says what I’m thinking exactly, but I know it’s in the book of Hebrews.
    Beautiful, beautiful song.

  61. Katharine Davis

    Is he saying goodbye to the old life going forward with God ? K

  62. Katharine Davis

    Not sure i understand. Is he thinking of the Prodigal son ?.but he says he came back to say goodbye ? K

  63. IHappyChicken

    Adore this! Wow, perfect for fasting <3!

  64. Curtiss Clark

    I'm so in love with this song right now. So beautiful! So moving!

  65. HS 4JC

    Thank God for independent artists who are smart enough to stay far away from the corporate puppeteer machine of cheesy Christian pop music. God does not live in a box. Josh Garells is my go to on iTunes. When people ask what my favorite song is, I pull up an entire album.

  66. Alexandra Hiltunen

    JESUS forgive me for not putting You first,have mercy and turn' my heart around again so i may serve only You Lord,forever and more .

    Brent Hartness

    My sentiments exactly ❤️

  67. Kassimoe

    Is that Brooke Fraser singing with him? Because 🔥

  68. Kedrick Kemp

    Jesus Christ My Lord and savior amen 🙏🏾

  69. Smirv

    WOW. I was introduced to Josh Garrels music from the song White Owl from a game trailer and I am not hooked. What an amazing voice.

  70. Kurt Chamberlain

    I recognize a lot of footage from Colorado! Good stuff.

  71. Imperator und so

    This song is beautiful

  72. Justin Warren

    Sounds like Ben Howard. Love it

  73. Matt IzChilled

    The way to feelll.


    G.O.D

  74. kimberly phelps

    WOW THE TRUTH PLEASE FORGIVE ME I HAVE HAD ANOTHER STROKE WHEN I HAD HEART FAILURE I'M SLOWLY RETURNING
    I LOVE YOU ALL THE TRUTH WOW SO BEAUTIFUL THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS JOSH.

    ¿Eres Cristiano?

    Hi Kimberly. May I be of service to you in the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Also, trust in God for your healing. God can and Will heal You, bit You must have faith and believe! May the peace of Jesus be with You.

  75. Steven Attila

    Hi! No lyrics video availalbe to your songs? :)

  76. N8vscience

    Lord forgive me...I dont see you or feel you like I did before. Help me Jesus

  77. Richard Lionheart

    Beautiful!!!

  78. #NUEVASCRIATURAS

    Josh thank you for this awesome gift! Don´t stop making music....<3 PANAMA

  79. Bryete Valiant

    Simply marvellous

  80. Marino The Natsarim

    You are here to bring the lost and broken to the Lord bro!!
    God bless you!!!

  81. KeelyRenee

    I feel the Holy Spirit so strongly when I listen to your music!

  82. THE HOLY NETWORK

    This Song inspired me to write a Song again for My Father in Heaven, you lost your Way when you Lost your Why.
    Iam Here to be conformed to the Image of His Son Jesus. One Line out of that Song is :
    I was working for your Favor not Grace thats why I'am broken in My Works like filty rags ,
    My Saviors Spirit fills the cracks and the whole inside, Lord I have a feeling like a Lost My Way and there is a hole inside , you really gave your Life to make me whole Inside , You are My Why thats Why I didn't lost my way even if My Why means that I lose my Life.

    Kayleigh Starkey

    THE HOLY NETWORK BEAUTIFUL 💎🙌🏾

  83. N8vscience

    This is absolutely beautiful.

  84. TinyToadster

    Finally some Christian music that isnt a brainless, repetitive, uncreative mess. This has TRUE emotions and meaning behind it 👏👏👏

  85. moggfree

    His voice, his lyrics, his melody is beautiful!!!

  86. RhythmsOfTheRedeemed

    Fantastic song

  87. Ryan Pulliam

    Just in case some didn't notice the I changes to we at the end of the song.

  88. David Joshua

    How have I not known about you all this time!?!? Absolutely incredible song, brilliant talent! Blessings! :)

  89. Valérie Point

    "a long way" effectivamente

  90. Kyle D

    I can feel god speaking in this music and it's got me all emotional I'm not the crying type at all but I'm letting go of pain I didn't know I had this music is true worship and im happy I found it

    Curtiss Clark

    Me too Brother. Thank U for sharing your heart.

  91. Danilo Reis

    I was watching a video which talks about something about "The problem with the Christian music" and one of the recommendations of good and authentical Christian music was Josh Garrels... This song is so unpredictable. Awesome!

    Richard Michael

    Same here

    Lady Starlight

    Came here from there!!!!!

    Sanura Moon Lifestyle

    Me too!! - *His Video List:*

    Underground Christian Music List: 

    - Rich Mullins: "the color green" 
    - Josh Garrels 
    - Benjamin James 
    - Rivers & Robots 
    - John Mark McMillan: "mercury & lightning" 
    - Songs of Water: "stars and dust" 
    - Toulouse: "reach out"
    - Gungor: "us for them" 
    - Zemer Levav: "Let the Righteous Be Glad"
    - Medic: "if I could stay" 

    - Joseph Israel: "Paradise"
    reggae music glorifying Yah (he died of cancer a few years back, nice Brother he was) no trinity. 

    - Trevor Hall: “to Zion”
    He’s more of a Mother Earth follower however hoping he learns the real truth. 
    __________________
    Mainstream Christianity Music List: 
    - Lauren Dangle

    We really need more great underground christian music that stays true to the word. Beautiful song. Who cares now what mainstream is doing.

  92. JP Williams

    Just. WOW. Whoa. W O W...

  93. ILOVEYESHUA1ST

    Been playing this song more than a few times - thinking about life. I turn 53 tomorrow and my kids really don’t know me. It’s my fault I’m sure. Father forgive me please.

  94. Thin White Duke

    This is better any modern Christian music

    MusicMan1

    Yes it is!

  95. thedukelives24

    Such a great song!

  96. George Botha

    My favorite song of the album.

  97. 刘毅

    这首歌给我的感觉很王家卫