Your Love For Me

 

Your Love For Me


"I've always loved the prayer of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians, where he hopes we all will be able to grasp just how wide, how long, how deep, and how high Christ's love is for us. I sat down with my guitar one day and was finger-picking a bit, and the words just came out - "higher than the sun that shines over all I see..." and I knew what I was writing about in an instant. My favorite lyric in the song reflects Christ's moment with the woman caught in adultery and her accusers - "a word that turns away the ones who would throw stones - is Your love for me." As someone who stumbles time and time again, I personally need to hear that line, and I resonate deeply with it each time I sing it."
"Sometimes you have those days where you try to write a song, and then sometimes you have days when a song finds you. “Your Love For Me” is a song that just kind of found me. I was holding my guitar, picking through some chords, and as so often happens, I started humming a little melody. It came out as vowel sounds, and the word seemed to be “higher.” Starting with that word led me to “deeper,” and I immediately found myself thinking of Ephesians 3:18, the prayer that we would grasp “how wide, how long, how high, how deep is the love of Christ.” My mind started playing with the images – the sun, the ocean waves, the arrows that are so often referred to in the Psalms… but the picture that spoke deepest to my heart was “a word that turns away the ones who would throw stones.” That’s the picture of Christ with the woman caught in adultery – that’s such an enduring, tangible image, and one that carries great power in today’s culture. Thanks be to God for a love that transcends, that protects, that perseveres, and a love that carries me? (Paul Duncan)

YOUR LOVE FOR ME
Written by Paul Duncan (ASCAP)
© 2015 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), Annie and Clyde Music (ASCAP) (admin by CapitolCMGPublishing.com). CCLI 7061279.

VERSE 1
Higher than the sun that shines over all I see
Brighter than any treasure I could find
Is your love for me

VERSE 2
Deeper than the waves that try to pull me out to sea
Stronger than the lies that bind
Is your love for me, is your love for me

CHORUS
And I will sing of the one who saved me
And I will hold tight the hand that holds my heart
Jesus, walk by my side and keep me only
Where you are

VERSE 3
A shield that blocks the arrows thrown by my enemy
A word that turns away the ones who would throw stones
Is your love for me, is your love for me

VERSE 4
Higher than the sun that shines over all I see
Brighter than any treasure I could find
Is your love for me, is your love for me

 
 

 

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