Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

His Love Is Here For You

Background

This song was written based on the theme and theme verse of the 2007 Convention of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, at which I was a delegate.  I wrote the song just weeks before the convention and didn't bother trying to bring it to the attention of those organizing it, so it was not used at all during the week.

In this passage from 1 John, the apostle connects the love of God to our love for each other.  The horizontal love in our lives is to be modeled after and empowered by the vertical love.  This is such an important message, not only for a church in convention or a church body, but for each of us as seek to follow Christ in our lives.

The chorus combines the three components of LCMS President Jerry Kieschnick's vision for the synod: One Mission, One Message, One People.  The center of this one vision is Jesus Christ and his love.

 

Lyrics

Verse 1
This, the love of God
The love he showed to us
He sent us His one and only Son
Sent Him into the world for us
This, the love of God
The love He showed to us
Not that we first loved God
But that He first loved us
And sent His Son to be the sacrifice for all our sins
That He might show His love among us
That we might live our lives in Him
Dear friend, since God so loved us
Let His love shine through
That we might love one another
For His love is here for you.

Chorus
One Message
One Mission
One People
One Vision
Jesus
His love is here for you
Jesus
His love is here for you

 

 

 

   

 

   

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