Thursday, April 8, 2010

Love Came

I wrote this song... can't quite remember how long ago, maybe a year. I had been spending a lot of time reading 1 John, a book of the Bible which stands out for its strong emphasis on the love of God and the love we are called to display in our own lives. This song came together as I was also thinking about the famous "love chapter" in 1 Corinthians, in which Paul gives and exhaustive list of what love is...

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." (1 Cor. 13:4-7)

All of these things are perfectly fulfilled and modeled in Jesus, who enables us to love by following his example. Thank God that He chose to love us so, and graciously enables us to love him and others in response.

Love is patient, love is kind
He does not envy but He's got a jealous eye
Love is patient, love is kind
He's never arrogant but He's always right

Thank God He's never quick to anger
Thank God He chose to be a savior
Thank God, Thank God love came down
Thank God He looks upon the lowly
Thank God He came to make us holy
Thank God, Thank God love came down

Love is humble, love is meek
He did not seek his own but he bore all things
He bore all things

Thank God...

We love because He first loved us
Because He loves we love...
Because He first loved us

Thank God...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Ben for sharing "Love Came" with Sara and Kevin at their wedding. It was so perfect and such a beautiful song. You have such a gift.
    God bless you!

    Diane Tanney