Broken by Love

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This song is based on the book of Romans, most specifically from chapter 8:


There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. - Romans 8:1-4
The gospel is the good news that the love of God has broken the power and penalty of sin and death. This love was demonstrated through the offering of God's righteous Son, who, after fulfilling the requirement of the law, willingly sacrificed Himself in our place, offering us both His righteousness and punishment, that we might be saved from God's just wrath for our sin. Equivocating on the word "broken," the bridge identifies the fact that believers often feel broken by God's love as they experience trials but are comforted to know that they are designed by their loving Father for His good purposes in their lives.

Lyrics

Verse 1:
Can you hear the sound,
Can you see the mountain of chains
Falling down all around-
From the corners of creation
See the cords of condemnation,
They are broken by love,
Broken by love.

Chorus:
No condemnation, only salvation-
For the grace of God has come;
Jesus has conquered what was required,
New has come and old is gone-
Broken by love, broken by love.

Verse 2:
Come and find your rest;
In His righteousness you are free
From your shame through His name.
Sin and death have met their ruin
At the sight of Heaven's Champion,
They are broken by love,
Broken by love.

Bridge:
Come and break me again
For You never fail to mend me;
Ev'ry trial that You send
Is sealed with love.

Words & Music by David L. Ward
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