Cody Crigger, music and administration pastor at Willow Creek Baptist Church, West Des Moines, Iowa, has found and used a wonderful new song. The following is his description of the song, the song lyrics, and links to the song on the artist’s website and iTunes.

Because of Your Love

The beginning of “Because of Your Love” beautifully explains unique aspects of the gospel and, more specifically, Christ as our substitute. It begins in a unique way with the words “endured my pain” and “bore all my shame.” Next the lyrics show that the innocent and holy Creator is the Savior for the very creation that turned from Him. It then moves to our freedom and desire to serve because of His initial love. The melody is simple yet memorable for the congregation. It uses subdued verses and then climaxes in anthem to our Savior. If your church strives to teach Scripture through music, you will appreciate that these truths will be long remembered through this well-written melody.

Jesus you endured my pain
Savior you bore all my shame
All because of your love
All because of your love

Maker of the universe
Broken for the sins of the earth
All because of your love
All because of your love

Because of your cross my debt is paid
Because of your blood my sins are washed away
Now all of my life, I freely give
Because of your love, because of your love I live

Innocent and Holy king
You died to set the captive free
All because of your love
Lord you gave your life for me
So I will give my life for you
All because of your love
All because of your love

Because of your cross my debt is paid
Because of your blood my sins are washed away
Now all of my life I freely give
Because of your love, because of your love I live

You did it for me, you did it for love
It’s your victory, Jesus you are enough

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