Josh Garrels - At The Table Lyrics

I went the ways of wayward winds
In a world of trouble and sin
Walked a long and crooked mile
Behind a million rank and file
Forgot where I came from
Somewhere back when I was young
I was a good man's child

'Cause I lost some nameless things
My innocence flew away from me
She had to hide her face from my desire
To embrace forbidden fire
But at night I dream
She's singing over me
Oh, oh, my child

Come on home, home to me
And I will hold you in my arms
And joyful be

There will always, always be
A place for you at my table
Return to me

Wondering where I might begin
Hear a voice upon the wind
She's singing faint but singing true
Son, there ain't nothing you can do
But listen close and follow me
I'll take you where you're meant to be
Just don't lose faith

So I put my hand upon the plow
Wipe the sweat up from my brow
Plant the good seed along the way
As I look forward to the day
When at last I see
My Father run to me
Singing oh, my child

Come on home, home to me
And I will hold you in my arms
And joyful be

There will always, always be
A place for you at my table
Return to me
My child

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  1. Débora Borges

    "I lost some nameless things."

  2. nana s.s.e

    I need this😭

  3. ammybj

    Told my daughter on the phone who have not seen for 2 years that there always be a place at my table for you and she answered thank you hope to see you soon smelly x

  4. Yanca Costa

    É uma das minhas favoritas <3
    Venho aqui todos os dias.

  5. headmax

    Superior recording

  6. Mathew Blackman

    Who could possibly downvote this.
    Beautiful. Home.

  7. Zack Flannick

    Josh, you're simply an amazing musical artist. Thank you for sharing those God given talents with us!! This song is my favorite, musically and lyrically.

  8. sky watcher

    Never heard of you ... heard Revelator. Had to look you up. Glad I did. :)
    God Bless You. Love this song too.


    Such an Amazing Voice and the Talent is far beyond worldly. GOD BLESS YOU THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL BEYOND WORDS.

  10. Lex Somers

    No matter who you are, Christian or not, this song calls something from inside of you.

  11. Monica Lyngdoh

    ❤Woww.... God Bless You more and more with the talent He gave you

  12. Chey Huber

    Good work brother. You have inspired me my friend. As you draw closer to God keep writing about it. Love your heart. Thank you for the song. One musician to another .. God gave you this song sir. Believe that! Thanks for carrying this message. It has brought my dad and I to a good place of understanding each other. It has also helped me to understand our Lords love for us. I'll catch up with you Heaven and we will sing a song together Lord willing. Keep making music and never get discouraged about your gift to sing and more so your calling to sing for God! You have his heart in your music and we relate! Thanks for being transparent. Its rare! Find that place of transparency and bring us another song. Lord willing!. I don't fully know the battles you had to face to bring us this truth, but fight discouragement and continue with the passion you started with . Musicians tend to believe that they have one, maybe two heart songs, but I want you to break through that ... if you are singing from God's Spirit your music is endless. Don't quit. Bring us another song. Bring us a song that is from the Lord and those life experiences that God has has given you. You probably don't read these comments from us simple folks. LOL But I do hope that you will read the hope that you have give each one of us that left comment on this page. You are the good seed along the way.. Keep up the good work!

  13. keddie empleo

    When I listen to this song. It reminded me of God's Love, our Heavenly Father. It's such a sweet song. :)

  14. Phillip Green

    Wow...your songs are so deep

  15. Adriano Lima

    Opa! Me encontro exatamente às 01:56 da manhã, com os olhos cheios de lágrimas e a música finalizada. Refletindo e pensando na imensa misericórdia e amor que Deus possui por cada um de nós, consegui ver o quão imensurável é este amor. Vê-lo em sua totalidade é algo impossível para a nossa pequena e complexa mentalidade humana, contudo, ter um mínimo de noção sobre isso é algo que nos torna ainda mais vivos, mais cheios, mais fortes. Mesmo eu, sendo essa pessoa terrível que sou, Deus vem e me preenche com sua graça, mostrando que me aceita de volta, que eu tenho um espaço na sua mesa.

  16. Estera Nicula

    Absolutely beautiful and pure!

  17. Ken Vantyne

    You’re music has brought me allot of peace bud while we are being soaked with negativity I believe God is using you’re music and talent to spread the love of Jesus Christ in a way that is so creative and refreshing keep up the good work bro!

  18. lmfitch1

    I imagine Christ running to meet me, welcoming me home. Putting his arm around me, and walking us up to his house, where the family of God sits around His table. They rejoice to see me as if we've always known each other. I cannot wait for that day!

  19. The Way

    This song is WARM.

  20. Palmer Sarkodee Jnr

    Great song. Truly!

  21. Nolan Knows

    It's just beautiful

  22. Rachel moomey

    I’m a dancer and we are using this as our contemporary song this year, we are having a big table on stage and dancing on it. I almost cry about every time we listen/dance to it, it just brings me so much joy.

  23. Faça o que Jesus faria

    Glory to the Lord! What a Praise! Thank u

  24. Katharine Davis

    Beautiful words . Your songs and their words are becoming an important part of my quiet time . Thankyou Josh. K

  25. Canal Adoreiaj

    Oh, Oh...My child...

  26. paultrincamusic

    This is one of the most beautiful songs ever created. I have, as a grown man, bawled my eyes out more than once to this masterpiece, most recently for the last 10 minutes in front of my two year old daughter in the car. I explained to her after I gained my composure that it is about how Jesus will never stop loving us, no matter what we've done. And honestly I am breaking down speaking those words in voice to text to write this comment right now. We serve a gracious King. Thank you for this work of art, brother

  27. Wendi Pasa

    I am finding my voice again after tragedy and heart wreck

  28. Frank Yap

    only 1 word to describe: WOW!

  29. Janette Ruiz

    wat the, im on auto play and almost always the songs that play are ones ive played (watched) before, This is new bc ive never heard of this artist.

  30. Dad72

    Forgiveness. ..alright. ..means so much.

  31. A'Leithia Sweeting

    As always - your music gets right to the heart of it all - and does it SO beautifully! You are such an inspiration to me in this industry! Thanks for the original sound you bring!

  32. Jillian Paciello

    I heard this song on Spotify and I fell in love! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you!!

  33. 12thHasAChannelMeow

    Fantastic song!

  34. Lulu Del

    DEAR JESUS and all followers..please pray my son JOSHUA can be healed of heroin addiction

    Debbie Farrell

    Lulu Del I'm praying for your son...dont give up keep bringing him before the throne of God. Jesus saved my son and He will do the same for your precious boy.

  35. akhil james


  36. Eric Jhon

    Que música!! Que música!! O amor de Deus é sem limites!


    So good brother to be at the table with you and so many others !

  38. Ryan McDonald

    I have no doubt that even though i may not hear the voice of God, this man does. Thank you for this music.

  39. Bennett Briles

    Proverbs 9:1-6
    Wisdom has built her house;
    she has set up its seven pillars.
    She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;
    she has also set her table.
    She has sent out her servants, and she calls
    from the highest point of the city,
    “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
    To those who have no sense she says,
    “Come, eat my food
    and drink the wine I have mixed.
    Leave your simple ways and you will live;
    walk in the way of insight.”

    Daniel Azevedo

    Wonderful comment, marrying a simple message to the truth of scripture is the basis for a touching song.

  40. yousef vafai

    i actually feel forgiven right now.

    not just an idea or an empty decoration, but i can feel the father calling me

    Jamie Pizano

    me too! <3 oh Lord is so good!

  41. Damares Lilian


  42. Michael Sweeney

    Just love this song!!

  43. Rayan Agarm

    Do a handfuls of purpose theme..ruth

  44. Laura Noto


  45. Anthony Terranova

    Good song, but who is the She he is saying is singing over him? The few songs I've heard, like Farther Along by this man are awesome and theologically sound, but to me I'm like, is he singing about Mary and could be Catholic? I hope he isn't singing about her, but I don't get how it could be his mom, when he says "I was the son of a good man." Thoughts?

    Brad Hess

    It’s obviously a song about his parents. I’m not sure why everyone on here is acting like it’s a religious song. They all sound nuts.

    Bennett Briles

    "Father" is capitalized mid sentence by the artist. Innocence is the "she." It is a religious song in many ways, as most of his songs are.

    Brad Hess

    Bennett Briles Father is capitalized where???? I literally saw an interview with the man and he talked about the song. It’s about family. If a guy does a couple songs about faith, not every song he does is Christian Rock. People do the same nonsense with NeedToBreathe.

    Bennett Briles

    You seem to feel pretty strongly about this. Would you enjoy the song less if it were religious?

    I did not say every song he does is religious. I clearly said "most." Perhaps the word "many" or "a majority" would have been more precise.

    Please link to the interview where he says this is "not a religious song"

    Josh Garrels (or whoever runs his youtube) posted the lyrics right up there^^^

    Also, couldn't it be about both family and faith? Why is it either/or? It clearly has references to faith and sin, along with allusions to biblical themes such as "hand to the plow" and "plant the good seed."

    April Denise Stefko

    He’s not Catholic. My cousin lives in Muncie where he lives & indirectly knows where he gathers for fellowship. His songs are not religious but spiritual. Jesus was not religious but spiritual. This album was produced about around when his wife & he reconciled/settled down into marriage & children after about a 2 year break-up. I believe the “she” this song refers to is either wisdom based on scripture &/or his wife.

  46. Mitchell Morris

    I am a teenager struggling with sin, but my father is one of the most patient men I've ever met. He and I both quite in Josh, and this songs always reminds me of my pops. I'm a christian, but in all honesty the struggle of temptation from sin is a very difficult one, especially as a 17 year old growing man. This song holds a special place in my heart. I can't wait to see you josh when you come to Jacksonville in march! We got VIP tickets for my dad's birthday, can't wait!

    G. Wren

    I never really post comments, and this is probably a first. I want to let you know that I've been going through troubles with temptations and sins as well, the same age as you. This song really gives me hope, and it reminds me that God may be sad about the things I've done, but he will always take me back. I hope you're doing well and it was really nice to know someone is in the same boat as me. You've got this, and God is a big fan of yours, I'm sure:) Good luck on your journey, friend.

    Abel James

    You're precious, Jesus got you.
    Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

    Romans 8:38-39
    And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    A poem i quite like, really touched me.

    One night I dreamed a dream.
    As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
    Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
    For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
    One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

    After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
    I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
    I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
    especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
    there was only one set of footprints.

    This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
    "Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
    You'd walk with me all the way.
    But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
    there was only one set of footprints.
    I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

    He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
    Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
    When you saw only one set of footprints,
    It was then that I carried you."

    Keith D. Meyers

    You are never alone, whether from God being there, or others in your situation.

    Zim Keli

    I'm thankful that the Spirit has called you. It's encouraging to know that the younger generation is seeking the Lord, even through the temptations. I pray you keep that tender heart toward Him.

  47. bobo 2019

    It's a christian indie song, I love it.

  48. Pagtigum TV

    *Me encanta* 😊🎶

  49. Isabella Langridge

    I'm sure happy I'm back to my God Father Jesus Christ.Amen


    Josh garrels you my never see this comment in your life but I'm not just writing this for you, I'm writing this so other people see this and be come inspired. I always felt like I let down god but he always reminded me that I was forgiven but I didn't take it seriously. So one day I was watching a video and a song of yours came up and it was called farther along and I loved that song and your voice so I looked up your name on a music app and listened briefly to some songs and put them on a playlist if I liked them. So I was listening to all the songs I downloaded and and started listening to at the table and I broke down in tears because it reminded me that even though I might have failed in some place's god still loves me and he still is reserving a seat at the table for me. God bless you Josh Garrels!

    By the Blood of Jesus

    AMEN Brother! GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY young man 🙏💗💪

    Misty Fogarty


    silky lovestodraw he...still alive..he never postes anymore..

    Lincoln Ehret


    David Black

    @silky lovestodraw I sure hope so! We have concert tickets for this Saturday! XD


    God bless you brother !!!! Beautiful song !!!!!

  52. nelson irungu

    guys help me out here, who is the lady personified in the song?

    Y I Y I

    nelson irungu it's innocence personified :)


    nelson irungu there is a conversation below. But short answer is Wisdom. Proverbs. Wisdom is female

    All For God's Glory!

    nelson irungu Grace bro

    Bennett Briles

    Proverbs 9:1-6
    Wisdom has built her house;
    she has set up its seven pillars.
    She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;
    she has also set her table.
    She has sent out her servants, and she calls
    from the highest point of the city,
    “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
    To those who have no sense she says,
    “Come, eat my food
    and drink the wine I have mixed.
    Leave your simple ways and you will live;
    walk in the way of insight.”

  53. Don Dinnerville

    Love, love, love this song. And love how it was used in "ASK" - a documentary about love, addiction, and codependency.

  54. Larissa Blem

    Amazing! <3

  55. Natalia Silva

    why do I love this song so much?😭😭

  56. Micah Snow

    Seeing him preform live tonight! Wildly excited!

  57. FlyingScotsman

    to get deep a minute: This song, and whole album for that matter, came into my life two days before it all came crumbling down around me. I was in a very dark place and this song gave me hope. Two years(give or take) later it's still helping.
    "Thank you"

  58. Kesia Hosking

    Beautiful song. Words, melody, harmony everything! God bless you Josh, and thanks for sharing your talent and gifts to us all.

  59. Lucas

    Beautiful song

  60. Godisknocking 777x7

    This song just stops you in your tracks and cuts extra deep right into your soul.
    Just out of this world.

    Isabella Langridge

    i had the same feelings. I couldn't have said it better!



  61. Genevieve Lachance

    I feel like this song is the cycle of my life over and over again. So wonderful.

    Y I Y I

    Genevieve Lachance saved by grace through faith for He IS GOOD 💙

  62. Madeline Russell

    this puts my heart back to Jesus in the humble/childlike presence it was meant to be.

  63. Glass Preacher

    This man is an anointed song writer. Great words, great music, unique voice. love it.

    Isabella Langridge

    meeee toooo!

  64. Lynn Chong

    this guy needs to be world famous RIGHT NOW

  65. Danielle Weiler

    Beautiful. Straight to the heart. A treasure of a song.

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  67. R Davis

    Many of the songs on this record are like an anthem of my life as I have walked - and strayed from - and walked again with the Lord. Especially this one...thank you.

  68. Woody C

    This is the most beautiful song I have ever heard

  69. B L

    I am so obsessed with this song!

  70. John Thiauri

    For us prodigal sons who desert the loving Father. Hear Him say, ''Come on home, home to Me.'' :-)

    Charles Mbugua

    stalking a brother :-)

    Jessi Cox

    Yes!!!! Always welcome to His table. <3

  71. SS S

    wanted to understand why the "she" in
    " But at night I dream
    *She's* singing over me
    Oh , oh , my child" ... 
    " *She's* singing faint but singing true... "
    think it should be HE (Lord ) , this is the only reason for me to give up this wonderful music T--T

    Finn Leason

    Wonderful discussion here (one of the only civil ones I've come across on youtube), I would agree with Patrick on Mary's role. But here I believe he is talking about his conscience and innocence as Robyn said.

    Mossy Fox

    MeltingRubberZ28 That's what I was thinking too

    Kirsty McAllister

    @MeltingRubberZ28 That's what I was wondering

    Kirsty McAllister

    @SS S Jesus did!

    Kirsty McAllister

    @SS S Jesus was human - if he hadn't been, he couldn't have been the mediator between God and humanity. But he was both.

    Not sure who 'she' is in the song, but probably his innocence, which he does refer to as 'she' near the beginning. As he's not catholic, he's unlikely to be referring to Mary.

  72. Katie Schram

    This has me in tears. Come home to God. He is waiting....that's so beautiful!

  73. Drew Dreiling

    Think about the best dinner you've ever had. The food. The friends. The fellowship. The feeling in your stomach and soul of being nourished and satisfied. And then multiply that a million times and I think we're getting close to what it will be like to sit w/ our brothers and sisters at the marriage supper of Christ. I'm looking forward to seeing my place at the table. What about you? :)

    "Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." Rev. 19.9

    Taniya Perera

    YASSS! <3


    "Come and go with me/to my Father's House...there's a big big house" -audioAud your comment reminds me of that song:)

    keddie empleo

    Me too. I've been longing for that moment.

    Zim Keli

    How beautiful! Yes!

    Winta Assefa

    see you there, guys

  74. Julie Messer

    we can Never imagine Your pain but we are here for you Dylan Messers parents.

  75. Erika Molina

    One of my favorite songs!
    I love the combo of good lyrics written with vulnerabily and a good perspective, plus the music and the voice that make it so easy to listen over and over again. This song makes me feel peace, hope and loved. Thanks for such a beautiful reminder, Josh.

  76. barney10ist

    Josh, I am just in tears. I have been faithfully standing and holding tight to the promises that God has spoken over my eldest son who has chosen a sinful path. I trust that God love for him is so much greater than mine and that I will see the day when he will be coming down the road towards home with a light in his eyes and a strength in his Spirit. 
    This is such a beautiful expression of the promise we have.

    Mark Sze Chai Chan

    God Bless your son. May he turn back to find peace in Him. In His wonderful name, Amen.

    Patti Keegan

    Trust! Raise up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. The Word of God does not return void. The Lord never leaves or forsake us. Please give a report and praise the Lord when he comes!

    Igbunu Samuel

    Amen Barney. I'm praying with you.

    lucas klein

    Don´t worry... God´s son gave his life for your son...He loves him. At the right time, your son is gonna feel those trues...

    Margaret Jenkins

    Sharon thank you. hope for my son please God

  77. Bruce Levitan

    I love Josh's new album - beautifully crafted songs with great lyrics and melodies. This is one of the best songs, but they're all great!

  78. Angie Barnes

    This song is so beautiful, and resonates with my heart. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with the world, Blessings Abundant!

    Isabella Langridge

    +Holy Akaasha yes in deed!

  79. Paul Ruark

    Josh Garrels is a brilliant writer. His lyrics always leave me deep in thought, and his beautifully composed music makes it all the better. Keep it up, Josh!!

  80. roboman32

    Favorite on the album for sure!

    Hal Lusk

    @roboman32 x2