The God who loved us first

A Poem by: Carole L. Haines

Leaning out my window, night sounds fill the air

Mountain breezes bless me and I am so aware that

I love you, God, I love you.  What good gifts that You give

Cricket songs and farmland ponds, and happy children whims

I love you, God, I love you.  Your grace, it knows no bounds

Your love searches our deepest fears and shame

It cleanses wounds, makes us whole again

Gazing at the sky with its random clouds and hidden stars

Moonlit fields and shadowlands remind me who You are

I love You, God, I love you.  I know You loved me first

You fill me with such thankfulness and joy pours from my heart

It matters not that I’m understood or loved by someone else

For the God who made the Heavens, who hangs the Sun and Moon

The God who paints the Sunsets and sends rain from afar

The God who sings to children, and grow-ups with childlike hearts

The God who hangs Night’s curtains and leads forth its starry hosts

The God who kisses laughter,  yet counts each tear I cry

This is the God who loves me; yes, I, insignificant I

whose love is written not is stars

but in a bloodstained wooden cross, a broken body and tear stained face

with hammer and nails as His tools of Grace

I love you, God, I love you; and with each remembering glance

of Calvary’s bloody battle cry, and Gethsemane’s piercing lance

You loved me most, and loved me first, You loved me to the death

You loved me to Resurrection, You loved me to New Birth

Your love is written on Human Hearts, and Your love was offered first

So I love You, God, I love You

You demonstrated Yours as You laid down Your life, once for all

I now offer mine in course.  Lead on My God, Lead on

to people who need to hear

Of the God who  cares, the God who calls

The God who loves us first



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