Love Has Come for Us

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This song attempts to capture the wonder of divine love. Though God's children sqaunder His love like the prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), using His resources for their selfish and self-reliant lives, He patiently, kindly, draws them back to Himself with a free and full offer of forgiveness and acceptance. And He shows us this love and acceptance even though we hadn't repented, just like the prodigal son. That son came back home not asking for forgiveness but for punishment. But before the Father even had a chance to hear what the Son would say to him, while he was still a long ways off, the Father unashamedly ran to meet his son and embraced him. In evangelical Christianity the love of God is often sadly reduced to a positive catch-phrase or a motivational slogan, but in reality it is far more fierce and glorious than we can imagine. It is a powerful force, sweeping away our guilt and shame, but at the same time tearing us apart as it rips aways every false love - every idol - that stands in the way of our true love, the Lord Himself. May we melt in worship before the God who has demonstrated His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


Verse 1:
Love was squandered,
I have wandered-
See the wonder of His grace.
Kindness drew me,
Patient mercy,
Debts have freely been erased.
In the coldness
Of my darkness
You made my lifeless heart beat again.

Love has come, He's come for us,
Fierce and glorious;
Though our sins remain
This is our refrain-
That His love has come for us.

Verse 2:
Justice has been
Met with compassion
For the innocent was slain.
My corruption,
Placed on Your Son-
My redemption through His pain.
Tears of yearning
Marked His suffering
For the coming of His bride.

See it rushing like a storm,
Casting out your guilt and shame;
Love will ruin, yet transform
Every heart it claims.
See it rushing like a storm,
Casting out your guilt and shame;
Love will ruin, yet transform
Every heart it claims,
Every soul it names.

Love has come for us.

Words & Music by David L. Ward
© 2014, admin by Thousand Tongues


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Hi David,
Love your music -- God has really used it to bless me. On this song: what do you mean by the lyric "Though our sins remain"? It sounds to me like the idea from Romans 8:21-23 (that the consequences of our sin may stick with us in this world, although we are spiritually cleansed from them)... is that what you were going for? Thanks! Jon
» Jon on October 26th, 2015


"Though our sins remain" is referring to our ongoing struggle with sin in this life. The enslaving power and penalty of our sins has been cleansed by Jesus blood when we are justified by faith, but we still battle "indwelling" sin or the flesh - also called "remaining" sin. So essentially it's saying "though we still struggle with sin..."
» David Ward on November 2nd, 2015
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