C93 VS 19         [24 October 2003
[This was prompted by the song I drove all night. I first heard this song via Celine Dion, but actually it was written for Roy Orbison (who sings it in the film Paperback Hero),  although it was first sung by Cindi Lauper.

The original song tells of someone driving all night to get to the object of his/her affections. We are told that God spared no effort to redeem us and free us. We often need to cling to that (especially in the Valley) and we need to be reminded that, if God did not spare to redeem us, he won’t let us go in a hurry! I believe that  God understands the feeling of the “broken ” spirited who live in the Valley (Psalm 51:17  “My sacrifice is a humble spirit, O God; you will not reject a humble and repentant heart.”). God is more sure of our salvation than we are. My salvation doesn’t depend on how I feel, but on what God did in the person of Jesus. So in this poem Jesus puts me and my doubts in their place.]

I gave My Life to set you free;
I hung on the Cross, secured your liberty;
I gave My Life, I’d do it over again.
My love for you, it never will end ;
I’d give My Life, over again.

From the first of creation I’ve planned your Salvation;
I’ve loved you with no reservation.
Of my Love there’s no end, oh yes!

I give you Life: I’ll see you through.
Trust in Me still; that’s all I’ll ask of you.
I’ll give you life; I love you so much:
No part of your life is far from My Touch.
I’ll give you life without end.

No darkness can hide you; my Light is inside you.
With my Love so strongly I’ve tied you
To my loving Heart, oh yes!

I’ll give you Life: My Grace I will send
Through fire and storm, I’m always your Friend.
I’ll give you Life: you’re so precious to Me;
Come to My Heart and share in my victory:
My Death gives Life – abundantly.

No way is too steep, and no sea is too deep;
Though the earth shakes, nothing will ever keep
Me from loving you, oh yes!

I gave My Life to set you free
My Death for your life: that’s my guarantee!
I gave My Life, I’d do it over again.
Love everlasting seals you with my name,
And for you I’d do it again.

Is 61:1; Jn 3:16; Rom 5:17; 6:5-7,23; 8:1, 3, 29, 35, 39; Heb 9:26-28; Rev 22:17
seal/* 2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13; 4:30; Rev 7:2; 9:4