How He Loves By John Mark McMillan

Artist: John Mark McMillan
Writer: John Mark McMillan, published in 2005


In November 2002, while in a Jacksonville, Florida, to record a new album, John Mark McMillan received word that one of his closest childhood friends had died following a car accident. John Mark was devastated. "I had pages of dialogue with God in the days that followed, some angry, mostly confused, but also I wrote a lot of songs," he says. The first song from that season, much of it written the day after the accident, was the song "How He Loves". John Mark says the song was every bit a "tribute to a friend, a cry for understanding, and the worship that resulted from it all." 

 

LYRICS

He is jealous for me
Loves like a hurricane
I am a tree
Bending beneath
The weight of his wind and mercy
When all of a sudden
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realize just how beautiful you are
And how great your affections are for me

 

Oh, how he loves us so
Oh, how he loves us
How he loves us so

So we are his portion and he is our prize
Drawn to redemption by the grace in his eyes
If grace is an ocean, we're all sinking

So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
I don't have time to maintain these regrets
When I think about the way

That he loves us

Whoa, how he loves us
Whoa, how he loves us
Whoa, how he loves

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