Known And Loved

 

Known And Loved


"I heard Dr. Tim Keller once define the gospel as these two tensions held together simultaneously: "fully known and fully loved". I had always hoped this idea would meander its way into a song, and when David and Freddy and I got together at a Common Hymnal writing retreat, it's what we decided to chase. Keller says that to be fully known but not fully loved is rejection, and to be fully loved but not fully known is sentimentality. Only in the gospel are we completely known and completely loved at the same time, and that, well that is heaven.” (Matt Papa)

KNOWN AND LOVED
Written by David Brymer (ASCAP), Freddy Washington (ASCAP), Matt Papa (ASCAP)
© 2017 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), Innerland (ASCAP), WholeHeart (ASCAP), Love Your Enemies Publishing (ASCAP) (admin by CapitolCMGPublishing.com)

VERSE 1
We’ve been hiding in the shadows
Lost and afraid of you
We’ve been wandering in the darkness
But if we only knew

CHORUS
We are known and loved
Known and loved
We are known and loved by you

VERSE 2
You’ve been waiting to show us mercy
Your presence is our home
We’re your children, loved forever
Now every fear is gone

BRIDGE
There is no fear anymore
Cause all that’s left is mercy
There is no fear in your love
You’re the God of mercy
There is no fear anymore
Cause all that’s left is mercy
There is no fear in your love
In your love

 


 

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