Reckless Love By Cory Asbury

Artist: Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver, and Ran Jackson

Author: Cory Asbury

 

The inspiration behind this song is based on the parable of the lost sheep.

He says when he uses the phrase the reckless love of God, he’s not saying God is reckless, but the way that He loves is in many regards reckless.

God is unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regards to his own safety, comfort and wellbeing.  His love isn’t crafty, sleek, cunning or shrewd, it's rather childlike and sometimes even ridiculous.

His love bankrupted heaven for us. He doesn’t wonder what He would gain or lose by putting Himself out there.

He simply puts Himself out there on the off chance that we would notice and give him that love back. His love leaves the 99 every time to find the one. To many practical adults, that’s a foolish concept.

His love is not cautious. His love sent His own son to die a gruesome death on the cross. There’s no plan B with the love of God.

His love saw Cory, a broken-down kid, with regrets as deep as the ocean, found him and carried him home like that one lost sheep.

 

 

Lyrics

Before I spoke a word,

You were singing over me

You have been so, so good to me

 Before I took a breath,

You breathed Your life in me

You have been so, so kind to me

 

Chorus

Oh, the overwhelming,

never-ending, reckless love of God

Oh, it chases me down,

fights ‘til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine

I couldn’t earn it,

I don’t deserve it,

still, you give Yourself away

 

Oh, the overwhelming,

never-ending, reckless love of God

 

Verse 2

When I was Your foe,

still Your love fought for me

You have been so, so good to me

When I felt no worth,

You paid it all for me

You have been so, so kind to me

 

Bridge

There’s no shadow

You won’t light up

Mountain You won’t climb up

Coming after me

There’s no wall

You won’t kick down

Lie You won’t tear down

Coming after me

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