Krista Baer Music

When He Comes

D&C 38: 7-8;  D&C 88:49-50

 
This song was written at age 14, one of my first, and as such, has always had a special place in my heart. I was attending a youth conference and after a fireside, felt overcome by a feeling of peace, of comfort, and love. My initial reaction was to wonder why I was receiving such strong impressions. I was nobody. Why on earth should the Spirit speak to me? Then the questions started flooding my mind. If the Savior were to come today, would I be ready for Him? Would I recognize Him? More importantly, would He recognize me? I thought about all the times in my life when the Spirit had born silent testimony, especially when I was most in need, and suddenly, I heard the music in my head. I wrote the words down on a paper towel, they came to my mind faster than I could write. Then I went to the common room in the large cabin where we were staying and sat at the ancient, out-of-tune, upright grand piano which was tucked away in a corner. In less than an hour, I had the song completed, and written out on several paper towels. Since then, I have been asked to perform this song many times. It seems to be everyone's favorite. I think maybe because it speaks to the doubts and fears we all feel at times, and yet reminds us of the powerful whisperings of the Spirit, and the knowledge that our Savior does know each of us, personally and intimately. I look forward to the day when the Lord's promise will be fulfilled, that "....the day soon cometh that ye shall see me, and know that I am." I will do everything I can in this life to be ready when He comes.

 

 

What do I know? What can I see? Is it real? What does it mean to me?
Can I pretend while in my youth that I know? Can I understand the truth?
That Christ the Lord will come again, that He’ll walk and live among imperfect men.
Where do I stand? Is He my King? Do I know that He died for me?

 

On that day when the Savior comes will I be ready? Will I be with my King?
When He comes in all His glory will He know me?
Will I see His face and feel His grace?

 

We chose to come into this earth keeping in mind our eternal worth.
To follow God, to live His ways, to remember Him in these Latter-days.
We passed through the veil, this was our test: Have faith in God and know He’ll do the rest.
The light is dim, What if I fail? Is he there? Maybe time only can tell

 

On that day when the Savior comes will I be ready? Will I be with my King?
When He comes in all His glory will He know me?
Will I see His face and feel His grace?

 

So down on my knees I humbly pray that He’ll show me my Father’s way.
Will He come? Will I know which is the way that He wants me to go?
Then suddenly He is there. I can feel His spirit with me there.
A silent voice, a whispered prayer lets me know He is always there.

 

On that day when the Savior comes will I be ready? Will I be with my King?
When He comes in all His glory will He know me?
Will I see His face and feel His grace?

 

On that day when the Savior comes I will be ready! I will be with my King!
When He comes in all His glory He will know me!
I will see His face and feel His grace

 

When He comes!