That Kind of Love

Yesterday, I preached a message on I John 3:11-24 at my church.
At the end, three friends of mine, John, Greg and Jean, performed a song at my request. They did a great job!
It’s probably my favorite song by my new favorite artist. This song so well captures the intensity of the love about which the apostle John writes. I expect that I will be writing more about this artist (pictured below) in the future, so I won’t say too much for now.
I wanted to put the song itself here, as a kind of audio-file, but my computer savvy is not that advanced yet. I’ll just put the lyrics here for now.
It is hard for me to listen to this song–really listen–without tears.

THAT KIND OF LOVE
Pierce Pettis

Can’t be bought or sold or faked
That kind of love
It always gives itself away
That kind of love
Wiser than the wisest sage
Its innocence makes me ashamed
Til I’m not sure that I can take
That kind of love

Pride and hatred cannot stand
That kind of love
And greater love hath no man
Than that kind of love
It won’t be kept unto itself
It spreads its charm, it casts it’s spell
Til no one’s safe this side of hell
From that kind of love

Love rejected and ignored
Held in chains, behind closed doors
Stuff of legend and of song
And deep down everybody longs
For that kind of love . . . oh, that kind of love

Some people never know
That kind of love
Though it only takes a child to show
That kind of love
Widows smile and strong men weep
Little ones play at its feet
The deaf can hear and the blind can see
That kind of love

Love triumphant, love on fire
Love that humbles and inspires
Love that does not hesitate
With no conditions, no restraints
That kind of love . . . oh, that kind of love

How could anyone deny
That kind of love
Knowing every heart is measured by
That kind of love
Even stars fall from the sky
Everything will fall in time
Except those things that cannot die
That kind of love
Oh, may you be remembered by
That kind of love

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