Separated No More

Song Styles Saturday

31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? 33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:31-35, 37-39, New Revised Standard Version)

I decided to work on my Saturday song lyrics. Before I could work I had to come up an idea I would use for those lyrics. As I thought about it, I realized, I had not yet written words inspired by my favorite passage in Scripture, which is today’s reading above. I love this idea that I, a child of God, can separate me from God. The only way that happens is, for my to decide I am going to separate. As for our relationship with the God, nothing in creation can separate me from God but me. For me, that is a comforting.

Separated No More

[Verse 1]

Do not fear friend as we both know
In Christ’s love for us we shall grow.
By grace our lives God has restored,
And from God, we’re sep-rated no more.

[Chorus]

Nothing in life, nothing in death
Not in days past, or future breath
Jesus’ love does not keep the score,
And from God, we’re sep-rated no more.

[Verse 2]

Some will work hard to block our way,
But Christ walks with us every day.
In the forest or on watered shore
And from God, we’re sep-rated no more.

[Chorus]

Nothing in life, nothing in death
Not in days past, or future breath
Jesus’ love does not keep the score,
And from God, we’re sep-rated no more

[Bridge]

Stress and hardship can come this way
Perils and sword may come and stay
Creation’s angels round us soar,
And from God, we’re sep-rated no more.

[Chorus]

Nothing in life, nothing in death
Not in days past, or future breath
Jesus’ love does not keep the score,
And from God, we’re sep-rated no more.

[Outro]

Jesus’ love does not keep the score,
And from God, we’re sep-rated no more.

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

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