The Lord (Who) Never Stops Loving Me

What good can I do?
What good can I say
That’s good enough to
Pay the Lord for loving me?

There’s nothing I can do,
There’s nothing I can say
That’s good enough to
Pay the Lord for loving me.

What bad can I do?
What bad can I say
That’s bad enough to
Keep the Lord from loving me?

There’s nothing I can do,
There’s nothing I can say
That’s bad enough to
Keep the Lord from loving me.

Well, what then can I do?
What then can I say
To thank the Lord
For loving me?

I’ll do everything I do,
I’ll say everything I say
In the name of the Lord
Who never stops loving me,
In the name of the Lord
Who never stops loving me.

About This Song:
Those lyrics are pretty simple, but they express some very basic Christian theology. Basic, but extremely important.

How many people believe they’re good enough to “earn” their way into heaven? Quite a few, I’d guess. They fail to recognize that we’re all sinners and even the best of us doesn’t deserve God’s love.

Jesus is the only way to reach God. Not even the Mother Teresas of the world can make it to heaven without faith in Him as their personal Lord and Savior.

And how many people–not just those locked up in prison–reject Christianity because they don’t believe God can possibly forgive them for their sins. Ironically, their ultimate rejection of Him is the only sin He can’t forgive.

As hard as it is to believe–it might even rub us the wrong way–God loved  Hitler, Stalin, and Jack the Ripper–as much as He loves each of us. Regardless of their horrendous crimes, He would’ve forgiven them if they had turned to Him in faith and repented of their sins.

So we can’t be good enough to pay God for our salvation, and we can’t be bad enough to keep Him from loving us. What CAN we do?

We can be God’s loving, obedient children. Faithful in our gratitude for what God has done in our lives and continues to do daily. And we can share the Good News with others.

What about you? Do you think you’re good enough on your own or do you recognize that God’s forgiveness is necessary for everyone, no matter how good a person he or she may be?

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

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Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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