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I Love You, Lord

Have you ever been singing a simple chorus over and over then kind of wish there was more to it?  That’s what happened one day during my college years.  The chorus “I Love You, Lord” got into my head and after it rolled around a few times, the Lord led me to add another verse.  (See the third stanza below.)  Some time later, two more came along.  Below are the results.sign said

The first stanza is the original chorus recorded by Maranatha Music.  Hear it at this link or search for others.

I love You, Lord,
and I lift my voice to worship You.
O my soul rejoice!
Take joy, my King, in what You hear.
May it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.

I love You, Lord,
and in You I’m cleansed. I’m free from guilt.
Oh! My sin is gone!
For me, my King, You gave Your life.
Now I know the love You have in Your heart!

I love You, Lord.
You are glorious and powerful,
O great Lord above!
Take me, my King, and use my life.
May it be a gift of love in Your hand.

I love You, Lord,
and with all my heart, I trust in You!
Oh! Your peace is mine!
Fill me, my King, and guide my path.
May I follow day by day in Your steps.

Stanza one and melody (c) Maranatha Music as sung by The Maranatha Singers or Laurie Klein at this link; stanzas two through four (c)Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell

The wildest thing that the Lord blessed me with in regard to this extra verse (the third one) was when I was visiting a congregation in south central Illinois and during the worship service, the lyrics to I Love You Lord appeared on the screen as we sang.  Then, the stanza with “…O great Lord, above…” came up and we sang it. My friends there had added it to their worship songs they sing!  Go, God!  🙂

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