You've Always Loved Me

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The doctrine of election is one of the most precious to believers. The fact that God would choose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, not based on anything he would forsee we would do, but simply because of the kind intention of His will (Ephesians 1:5), is overwhelming. Even more amazing is the truth that God did this knowing full well that we would despise Him - His character and His word. He loved us while we shook our fist in His face and cursed Him by our thoughts, words, and deeds. The chorus lyrics are original and were written to compliment and summarize the two existing verses.


Verse 1:
It's not that I did choose You, for Lord, that could not be.
This heart would still refuse You, but You have chosen me:
And though my sin had stained it, my life You have made new,
And to this end ordained me, that I should live for You.

You've always loved me before I'd even heard
And called me while I despised Your every word.
Then You gave me a righteousness
That covered all my shame;
And now I'll glory forever in Your name.

Verse 2:
Your sov'reign mercy called me, and taught my op'ning mind;
The world had else enthralled me, to heav'nly glories blind.
My heart owns none above You, for Your rich grace I thirst,
This knowing, if I love You, You must have loved me first.

Words by Josiah Conder (1789-1855) and David Ward. Music by David L. Ward.
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