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'MANY WATERS'

 
By Gene Johnson
3-7-2006
 
Song of Solomon 7:7  Romans 8:34-39
 
'Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it,
If a man would give for love all the wealth of His house, it would be utterly despised'.
 
These are the words of wise King Solomon centuries before the birth of Christ. They describe in just a few words what God did through the life of His son. He gave up His place in heaven to come down to Earth and give up the most valuable thing of all, His own life.
All the things that this troublesome life can throw at us are not worthy to be compared to the great Glory that shall be revealed in us as we respond to that love by faith. And as Romans chapter 8 tells us nothing can separate us from the effects of that love unless we let it by doubting His love. Faith works by love but you know? Love works by faith! We must believe in His love for us and His merciful nature even to get initially saved! It is also a constant and enduring faith in His love for us that causes us to never fail! No matter what the troubled waters might be...
 
 
+++MANY WATERS+++
 
 
MANY WATERS
 
OF TROUBLE AND DESPAIR
 
CAN QUENCH THE LOVE
 
THAT I KNOW IS THERE
 
 
MANY WATERS
 
RIVERS, EVEN SEAS
 
CANNOT QUENCH THIS LOVE
 
MINE FOR YOU
 
YOURS FOR ME
 
 
MANY WATERS
 
OF SICKNESS, OF DISEASE
 
CANNOT QUENCH THIS LOVE
 
AND PASSIONS FLAME
 
CANNOT FREEZE
 
 
MANY WATERS
 
THE ENEMIES FLOOD
 
CANNOT QUENCH THIS FIRE
 
CANNOT DOUSE THIS LOVE
 
 
MANY WATERS
 
TRIALS AND SNARES
 
MANY BURDENS
 
FEARS AND CARES
 
THINGS IN THE PRESENT
 
THINGS FROM THE PAST
 
CONCERNS ABOUT THE FUTURE
 
NONE OF THESE WILL LAST
 
 
NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US
 
FROM THE LOVE OF JESUS
 
UNFAILING LOVE IS MINE
 
UNENDING, ALL THE TIME
 
 
MANY WATERS
 
OF LACK AND POVERTY
 
CANNOT QUENCH THIS LOVE
 
I KNOW HE HAS FOR ME
 
 
MANY WATERS
 
OF HATRED, OF STRIFE
 
CANNOT HINDER THIS LOVE
 
THAT CAME INTO MY LIFE
 
 
MANY WATERS
 
ANGELS, DEMONS
 
TRIBULATIONS AND DISTRESS
 
PERSECUTIONS, STORMS
 
FAMINES AND NAKEDNESS
 
PERILS AND THE SWORD
 
ALL OF THIS LIFE
 
AND EVEN DEATH
 
ALL OF OUR SIN
 
AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
 
 
ALL OF THESE THINGS
 
NEITHER HEIGHT, NOR DEPTH
 
CAN QUENCH THIS LOVE
 
CAN SEPARATE US FROM
 
THIS ETERNAL LOVE
 
THAT BY THE CHRIST
 
HAS COME...
 
 
GENE JOHNSON (COPYRIGHT 2006)


God is Good, all the time, 24/7, Great Love from heaven...