i know i need you
i need to love you
i love to see you, but it’s been so long
i long to feel you
i feel this need for you
and i need to hear you
is that so wrong?
my child, i know everything about you.
i knew you even before you were conceived.
i knit you together in your mother’s womb.
you were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
i’m not distant or angry,
i’m the complete expression of love.
now you pulled me near you
when we’re close i fear you
still i’m afraid to tell you
all that i’ve done
are you done forgiving?
or can you look p*ss my pretending?
lord i’m so tired of defending
what i’ve become
what have i become?
ooh oh oh (x3)
it’s my desire to lavish my love on you.
simple because you are my child.
every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
because you are my treasured possession.
when your brokenhearted, i’m close to you.
like a shepherd carries a lamb,
i’ve carried you close to my heart.
one day i will wipe away every tear from your eyes.
and i’ll take away all of your pain.
i hear you say “my love is over,
it’s underneath, it’s inside, it’s in between
the times you doubt me, when you can’t feel
the times that you’ve questioned ‘is this for real?’
the times you’ve broken, the times that you mend
the times you hate me and the times that you bend
well my love is over, its underneath
it’s inside, it’s in between,
these times you’re healing
and when your heart breaks
the times that you feel like you’ve fallen from grace
the times you’re hurting
the times that you heal
the times you go hungry and are tempted to steal
in times of confusion and chaos and pain
i’m there in your sorrow under the weight of your shame
i’m there through your heartache
i’m there in the storm
my love i will keep you by my power alone
i don’t care where you’ve fallen, where you have been
i’ll never forsake you
my love never ends, it never ends
oh oh, oh oh (hum)
my son died so that you and i can be together.
his death was the ultimate expression of my love for you.
and nothing will ever separate you from my love again.
i’ve always been your father, and will always be your father.
now, when you come home.
i’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.