[This is a parody of Immortality which I heard sung by Celine Dion on a Bee Gees album. Many people have been disappointed and hurt by people who have abandoned them – a husband, a father, a mother, etc. God’s love for us is an absolute; it’s undeserved; it’s unconditional: it doesn’t matter who I am, what I’ve done, what I haven’t done: He won’t say Goodbye. (Read Philip Yancey’s What’s so amazing about Grace?) Sometimes I get angry with God and it seems He goes away; usually I have to admit (very sheepishly) He’s giving me space to calm down from my tantrum. He hasn’t said Goodbye, and He’ll never say Goodbye. That’s His promise; that’s His nature; that’s my only hope.

C141 SV55  6 March 2010]

Yes, this is who I am
And yet You love me still
And I must choose to live
The life that You will give
It’s Grace that keeps me going

And I will stand for You, alone, I will,
Stand firm in my faith in the great I AM
For You’re my soul’s hope

And I will follow on your path that lies ahead
I will let myself by You be led
For you’re my soul’s hope

You won’t say goodbye
You won’t say goodbye
No matter what I have done

In Your Grace I stand
I make my journey through this desert land
You keep a firm hold on my hand
Till the end

You died and rose for me
You died to make me free
Though storms may never end
Through all You are my Friend
King of Kings
My Saviour

And You won’t say goodbye
You won’t say goodbye
No matter what I may do

And I’ll follow Your path that lies ahead
I will let myself by You be led
For You’re my soul’s hope

I’m sorry, Lord, for all the times I’ve gone astray,
Hand over my heart to Your own Way
For You give me Grace to live

In Your Grace I stand
I make my journey to the Promised Land
You keep a firm hold on my hand
Till then

You won’t say goodbye
You won’t say goodbye

No matter what I may do
It’s Your Love pulls me through

You won’t say goodbye

Hos 11:8  “How can I give you up, Israel? How can I abandon you? Could I ever destroy you as I did Admah, or treat you as I did Zeboiim? My heart will not let me do it! My love for you is too strong.

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C85 VS 14    16 June 2002
[Parody: Bee-Gees: To love somebody
I really like the Bee Gees’ music. I wrote this after hearing a sermon by Pastor Vunn. I can’t remember exactly what the sermon was about, but I suppose it may have been about loving others as God has loved us. That is a challenge I have certainly not lived up to! Considering what God in Jesus gave up to show His love, I wonder if anyone can. ]

There’s a love, a special kind of love
That only comes from Me:
I want My people free
To love like Me, to love like Me.
I’m the Way, the Truth, and the Life
Come to Me and learn to love
Be recognised by your love
It’s what I want from you, want from you

Hey, do you know what it’s like?
My Child, do you know what it’s like?
To love somebody, to love somebody
The way I love you?

Upon the Cross you can see my love laid bare
My arms are open wide
Blood-soaked crown and a bleeding side:
And it’s all for you, it’s all for you
Hear, my Child, this challenge is for you:
You got faith and prophecy and tongues
Clashing cymbals, clanging gongs!
If you aint got love, aint got love

Oh, do you know what it’s like?
My Child, do you know what it’s like:
To love somebody, to love somebody
The way I’ve loved you?


Oh, do you know what it’s like?
My Child, do you know what it’s like:
To love somebody, to love somebody
The way I love you?

Jn 3:16; 13:34; 15:12; Mt 5:44; Lk 6:27; 1 Cor 13:1