“Love Lifted Me”

The Lord’s Love Lifts Us Into His Very Presence

The following are lyrics from the song “Love Lifted Me”

I was sinking deep in sin far from the peaceful shore. Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more. But the master of the sea heard my despairing cry. From the waters lifted me. Now safe am I.

Love lifted me. Love lifted me. When nothing else could help. Love lifted me.

This article will be somewhat different than the ones I usually post. We will let the scriptures expound on the love the Lord has for us and how He rescued us from the fallen condition that bound us.

The Lord reached down in His love and rescued us from the sin and the sin nature which we, in ourselves, could not escape. His mercy and grace are ever there for us as we walk out of this life. Yes, the Lord loves us and we love Him because of the love he showed for us as the following verses tell us:

“We love Him because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” ( John 3:16).

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us…” 1 John 4:10).

“Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ…” (Ephesians 2:5).

“Therefore we are buried with Him (Christ) by baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4).

“…. You are washed (cleansed by the Blood of Jesus), But you are sanctified (our position), but you are justified (declared not guilty by God) in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11).

“And has raised us up to together (with Christ), and made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2::6).

“…. Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38,39).

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with loving-kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3).

These verses of scripture tell us that the Lord loves us and offers us forgiveness and salvation in what Jesus accomplished on the cross. The following are more lyrics from our introductory hymn, “Love Lifted Me” composed by James Rowe in 1912, and should reflect our response to a love that sent the Lord to the cross to redeem us and bring us into His very presence for eternity:

All my heart I give to Him. Ever to Him I’ll cling. In His blessed presence live and ever His praises sing.

Love lifted me. Love lifted me. When nothing else could help. Love lifted me.

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