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Longing
written 9/11/2001 + 4
(see Matthew 23.37-39; John 3.17; Jeremiah 29.11; Ezekiel 33.11; Proverbs 24.17,18)
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Song Description: How sad when people blame God for death and murder.  God is not a murderer and He takes no pleasure in death.  It is grievous to God when religious people attribute blame (or "credit") to God for evil. 

There is, however, one who is a great murderer, thief and destroyer...Satan.  And, of course, our own hearts are capable of hatred and murder too, as we all too often see in the headlines. 

In contrast, Jesus did not come to murder, but to give eternal life.  That is the longing of His heart.  Everyone will die one day.  But Jesus conquers death. 

(see Matthew 23.37-39; John 3.17; Jeremiah 29.11; Ezekiel 33.11; Proverbs 24.17,18)
CD Name: Other Songs #1

Longing
written 9/11/2001 + 4
(see Matthew 23.37-39; John 3.17; Jeremiah 29.11; Ezekiel 33.11; Proverbs 24.17,18)

I've been watching from here

looking out over your life

even though you may not remember My love

I'm longing for you like you're My own

 

I'm not longing to kill you

I'm not longing to destroy

I'm longing to take you under My wings

I'm not hoping you'll suffer

I'm not happy when you do

I'm longing to take you under My wings

 

Though all will fall short

of the glory that I planned

your weakness and sin is the "why"

I'm longing to show you My love

 

My enemies seen and unseen

surround you and plan your fall

they do not speak for Me

I've already sent you My Word

 

Job had a time of suffering in life

it was not Me that he cursed

and I did not forget about him

 

The Father loved the world

and He sent me here for love

that no one should perish alone

that's the kind of love you should know

 

I hung on a cross

such agony endured

to wipe every tear from your eyes

to take away the sin of the world

 

The world as you know it

it's groaning and confused

its house is desolate and cold

it's not the world I had in mind for you

 

God did not send His Son into the world

hoping to condemn the world

but hoping to save the world