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Jesus, my magnificent obsession

April 20, 2008

I have been listening to some older music lately and just went back to Steven Curtis Chapman’s Declaration album. That album holds many fond memories for me. One of the most impactful songs was “Magnificent Obsession”. The words express the passion of my heart and my hopes for the life I want to live. Every day I want to fall deeper in love.

Lord, You know how much I want to know so much
In the way of answers and explanations
I have cried and prayed and still I seem to stay
In the middle of life’s complications
All this pursuing leaves me feeling like I’m chasing down the wind
But now it’s brought me back to You and I can see again
This is everything I want, This is everything I need
I want this to be my one consuming passion
Everything my heart desires
Lord, I want it all to be for You, Jesus
Be my magnificent obsession

So capture my heart again. Take me to depths I’ve never been
Into the riches of Your grace and Your mercy
Return me to the cross and let me be completely lost
In the wonder of the love that You’ve shown me
Cut through these chains that tie me down to so many lesser things
Let all my dreams fall to the ground until this one remains
You are everything I want, and You are everything I need
Lord, You are all my heart desires
You are everything to me, You are everything I want
You are everything I need
I want You to be my one consuming passion
Everything my heart desires
Lord, I want it all to be for You, I want it all to be for You

 

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