I Love You So Dearly

I Love You So Dearly

 

Growing up everybody would always talk about this thing called being a Christian

And how a few simple words would take away all my sin

So, I thought what the heck, sign me up what do I have to do

They said repeat these words, Jesus I accept you

A magical little phrase that made my momma smile

And promised me that life would be good for a while

Looking back at it now, I think they might have lied to me

Because that beautiful ocean I jumped into started to get stormy

People would tell me don’t worry, things will get better

I know it hurts now but have hope in the future

I thought to myself how so? Week after week people keep dying

I look to tomorrow and find out another friend is gone so I’m sick of trying

To be the Christian that puts on a front and keeps smiling

Because it’s been a year already and I’m still crying

Tears roll off my cheeks and hit the earth

As I stand here and wonder what it’s all worth

To live a life full of pain

Without seeing any type of gain

In this world full of bullies, rapists, murderers, and evil

With this big God that sits above on His throne watching over all the people

While that happiness I once had in my heart is being forced out

And replaced with a growing fear and haunting doubt

I can feel the darkness closing in

Until I’ve reached my lowest point thinking this must be the end

Cloaked in darkness so thick I can’t see

Crying out God please save me

And at that moment God came down and spoke so clearly

Saying child, don’t you know I love you so dearly?

Don’t you know that I watched my son hang on a cross with a crown of thorns

After he took a relentless beating and overwhelming scorn

From the same people that he stepped down out of my presence to rescue

All because I so dearly love you

So don’t tell me I don’t know your pain

Because those nails pierced my skin to wash your crimson stain

Because my love for you is greater than your sin

Even when you choose to give your love to the sinful desires you dabble in

When all I want is to be in relationship with you because I am a proud creator

Yet you decide to believe that the masterpiece is greater than the master

I spoke the universe into creation

And put each star in its specific location

I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End

The King of Kings, with my power none can contend

Yet I put up with all that you do

Because I so dearly love you

I became a slave to all and died a death on a cross in order to save all

Only to be risen and enthroned above all

Having taken possession of the keys to the gates of hell

So that you can walk through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil

Because death has lost its sting

Because I, I am the resurrected king

Who sits on the throne setting the oppressed free

So that neither death or life, angels or demons, present or future, height or depth or anything else will separate you from me

When you set foot into my everlasting glory for all eternity

Where pain and disease and sorrow will no longer be

Therefore my son pick yourself up and come back to me

Because I love you so dearly

Because of my great love for you, you will not be consumed

My compassions they never fail

They are made new every morning

Great is my faithfulness.

For you are hard pressed on every side but not crushed

Perplexed but not in despair

Persecuted but not abandoned

Struck down but not destroyed

Though outwardly you are wasting away

Inwardly I am renewing you day by day

For your light and momentary troubles are achieving you an eternal glory that far outweighs them all

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen

For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal

Therefore, my child pick yourself up and come back to me

Because I love you so dearly

I will say it again, my child come back to me

Because I love you so dearly