If not for reasons plain to see
Like beautiful mountains and mighty rolling seas,
Or colorful flowers and birds flying with ease;
Then let my love rest on this one thing.
You first loved me.

If not for reasons all which I believe,
Like the great story of your only begotten son
And other men’s miraculous deeds;
The many books of our Bible
And this one truth that last through all eternity,
You first loved me.

If not for claims of triumphs
By ordinary people over trials and tribulations,
And all other adversities,
Then let my actions be governing by the fact
You first loved me.

Thank you Lord.