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I fell in love with this song at the Voice of the Apostles conference a few weeks back. There was a team from Bethel Church leading worship in the evenings and this was a new song to me. Written by Cory Asbury, this song paints the picture of our Great Shepherd.

I confess, I struggled with the adjective "reckless" when applied to Jesus. Most dictionaries I searched spin it with a negative carelessness. In the end, I saw that from the world's point of view, or from any natural standpoint, the love that YHWH lavishes on us is reckless, and irresponsible. What could be more careless than giving your love to a pack of wretches like us? How irresponsible, the one who doesn't hold trespasses against hardened sinners and careless fools?

Enjoy!

[Verse 1]
Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me.
You have been so, so good to me.
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me.
You have been so, so kind to me.
[repeat]

[Chorus]
Oh the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights 'till I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine.
I couldn't earn it. I don't deserve it. Still, You give yourself away.
Oh the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

[Verse 2]
When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me.
You have been so, so good to me.
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me.
You have been so, so kind to me.

[Bridge] repeat - building
There's no shadow You won't light up, mountain You won't climb up, coming after me.
There's no wall You won't kick down, no lie You won't tear down, coming after me.


 

Thanks for coming by,

Please don't forget to shine where you're screwed in!

Ben

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