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It's ok with me!

There is a love

Added 1st February 2012

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There is a love
that's better than life to me,
jealous and strong,
pursuing and claiming me,
seen in the Son,
in Jesus who rescued me;
this is love. 

There is a love
that speaks of amazing grace,
stooping to serve
and taking the sinner's place,
humble in death
and suffering my disgrace;
this is love.

Oh your love is better than life to me,
heaven's highest treasure,
wonderful and free,
binding me to you for eternity,
your love.

There is a love
securing my destiny,
filling my heart,
to counsel and comfort me,
stilling my fears
and trading my pain for peace;
this is love.

Your love is better than life to me,
better than life to me.
better than life to me, O God.

 This song began with just the tag, and that line from the psalms, 'your love is better than life.' It's a wonderful thing to say, but I wanted to explore it more. Why is God's love better than life? How can I say that? So I set about exploring the Bible, searching out every reference to the love of God that I could find, to try and build a picture. The final version of the song contains only a small selection of what I found - there are plenty more songs to be written on the subject - but I hope it's enough for you to join in the final refrain with real conviction that his love really is better than life. 

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thank you for this song.
Crislee Torio at 15:55 on 6th February 2018
Love,love,love, this music that reveals your heart !!!!! Wow
nancy wolverton at 10:15 on 3rd September 2015
beautiful song!
Lora Wise at 21:26 on 16th August 2015
I Love this song
Vanessa Batista at 16:41 on 26th July 2013
such a lovely song about Jesus I could listen to it over and over again
david smart at 10:44 on 22nd March 2013
The music on this site is wonderful and very uplifting. I thank the person who told me about it. My choir and praise team will be delighted to know about this inspiring music source.
Lorne Evans at 14:12 on 19th December 2012
Wow! a great blessing and refreshing.
christine oyugi at 13:38 on 6th October 2012
just gotta post again. Its 4 am and I'm lying on my bed, musing about God's love and decided to check out songs on the topic. Google led me here. Now I'm listening to the instrumental over and over, bubbling with Joy. Thank you for making this free.
Fidel B at 01:28 on 28th August 2012
love it
Fidel B at 01:14 on 28th August 2012
I Really Love This Song
Hannah Nicholson at 09:55 on 27th June 2012
This is a lovely song may the good lord continue to inspire you to write more songs.
robert kisa at 04:37 on 16th May 2012
What a beautiful song.
It's been a long time that i've heard a classic worshipsong like this.
A great song with the anointing from the Lord.

We want to use it for the church...

Markus Spittka at 16:28 on 10th May 2012
just wanted to say; "thank you"
Jo Woodman at 09:08 on 19th April 2012
good one....
elizabeth seban at 05:58 on 10th April 2012

thanks for sharing this wonderful song. God is love
feliza girang at 05:31 on 6th April 2012
used this song this past sunday AWESOME thank you for your work
tim rowlands at 06:02 on 13th March 2012
We used this recently, and found that it works beautifully as a song during communion - joyful and warm, but not too much 'in your face'.
Mark Earey at 02:52 on 13th March 2012
wow...such a lovely song <3 <3 <3
Dee Mataitini at 16:39 on 4th March 2012
yes def still got it joel! such a good chorus!
Gavin Ball at 06:59 on 2nd March 2012
Nice one Joel. You've still got it.
Mark Rance at 06:30 on 2nd March 2012
This has grown on me lots. Well done on writing this :)
Dave Lowry at 06:47 on 17th February 2012
Am leading a Contemplative Prayer Evening called 'All you need is love' so this is perfect for inclusion. Thank you so much for exploring the love of God and recording a song that puts this amazing and profound truth in such accessible terms.
Deborah Snowball at 01:17 on 9th February 2012
Wow... I just listened to this song... and these rich beautiful lyrics have taken me a bit deeper into the height and depth of God's amazing love for me! I am blessed by the 3 verses that list such poignant reminders of the many ways God loves the people He created. But then I was reminded of Ephesians 3:18-19 that reminds us that we'll never be able to fully grasp the extent of God's love. Thanks, Joel, for providing a song that helps to at least further heighten my understanding of His amazing and infinite love. Timothy Shuey
Timothy Shuey at 04:43 on 7th February 2012
Nice room those drums are recorded in...
Matt Seymour at 13:39 on 6th February 2012
This is a great song, simple, yet very profound. Thanks Joel, for sharing this with the world-wide Church!
Tim Hoyle at 09:08 on 6th February 2012
Love this! ;-)
Ginnie Reynolds at 06:45 on 6th February 2012
Great song Joel, thanks. Can't wait to teach it to my congregation.
Joanna Parker at 01:34 on 6th February 2012
there is a love ♥ :)
Kenneth Kabingue at 07:30 on 5th February 2012