Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Because You Love Me


You know me God.  You know me through and through.
You know myself better than I know myself.
You know what you’re making of me.
You know where you’re taking me. 
I can rest in you.

You know me God. You know when I’m near and when I’m far.
You know what makes me stray, and what draws me near.
You know for what I’ll fall.
You know what I will stand for.
I can depend on you.

You know me God.  You know my character.
You know where I am lax, and where you need to support.
You know what I lack.
You know for what I ache.
I can trust in you.

You know me God.  You know when I turn to you.
You know when I turn my back, and when I vacillate.
You know when I will waver.
You know when I will falter.
I can turn to you.


For I know you God.  I know you to be faithful.
I know you are all that I am not.
I know that you will shore up the gaps
With abundant undeserved grace.
I can rest assured.

For I know you God.  I know you to be present.
I know you’re here when I am there.
Following thoughts far from you.
And yet you will never depart from me.
Of this I can be certain.

For I know you God.  I know you to be true.
I know you to fight for us.
Even when we see ourselves unworthy.
I know that to you, I’ll always be your bride.
And you would have me at your side.

So take me God.  Come journey with me.
Although I'll try, I may not always honour you,
with the undivided heart that you deserve.
But I will always love you, trust in you, and depend on you.

I will always turn to you.  Return to you.  Because you loved me first.

Ana Lisa de Jong
May 2014


Northland, New Zealand



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    1. Thank you. Always a blessing to have our words received well:)

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