Oh How He Loves…

Connecting Points

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today’s Topic: Oh How He Loves You and Me                                

Today’s Text:  Psalm 103:10-13 (ESV)

10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. 13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. “

Some of you who were around in the 1970’s will remember the name Kurt Kaiser. He was a musician and composer, and had a huge impact on the Christian Music scene of that era. From 1965 to 1970 he worked with Ralph Carmichael to create Christian Rock Musicals, although the word “rock” was more of a marketing ploy rather than fully descriptive of their music. Their first musical, Tell It Like It Is, included the song “Pass It On“, and became a classic in the youth movement of the day.

As I read through the 103rd Psalm again this morning, I was reminded of a song by Mr. Kaiser. I know it will be running through my head all day today, and that’s okay. Just read the words of the Psalmist again, and then read the lyrics to the song, and you will hopefully be as blessed as I am. How awesome is the love of God to save us from our sin!

10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. 13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

Oh How He Loves You and Me
by Kurt Kaiser

Oh, how He loves you and me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.
He gave His life, what more could He give;
Oh, how He loves you, Oh, how He loves me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.

Jesus to Calv’ry did go,
His love for mankind to show.
What He did there brought hope from despair.
Oh, how He loves you, Oh, how He loves me,
Oh how He loves you and me.

Oh, how He loves you and me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.
He gave His life, what more could He give;
Oh, how He loves you, Oh, how He loves me,
Oh, how He loves you and me.

If you want to see Kurt Kaiser leading this song from the piano, there’s a you-tube video of him at the Waco Texas Hymn Sing doing just that. It starts at time stamp 2:14 of the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAr_P7Ss5u4

Or, here’s a version with the lyrics – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmtFxnQsl6Q

Celebrate the love of God today, and praise Him for the forgiveness of our sins!

Pastor John

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