Greater Love

Greater love

Is what I need

Greater love than this

And greater love has no man

For a woman than this

Although I need to lay it down

My life I want to hold on to

So I know what

I need to do

Let go


And turn around my heart and live

Greater love will come from this

When I surrender all my plans

And try to understand

The shifting of the wind

That blows so cold upon my skin

While I’m still waiting for a kiss

And greater love than this

And you,

You shiver in the cold,

Cold wind that numbs your soul

While we both wait

Unable to relate

For greater love than this

To overcome and overthrow

The strongholds,

Strangleholds around our souls

But I can feel the fire

Refining fire to purify desire

Despising all my pride

And laying down my life for you

And as I die

I come alive

To greater love than this

It’s what I need

The very air I breathe

Is given from above

And I can only give

What I receive:

Greater love

(Greater love has no one than this, than to

lay down one's life for his friends. John 15:13

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved

the church and gave Himself for her. Ephesians 5:25)

Vic Lortz, 12/2003