Just To Think About You

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1 Aug 1973

just to think about You, Lord
makes me feel like singing
and just to think that You still care
it makes me feel like bringing
all my love to You
and I do
just to know a love so true

just to think how You have made
this empty life worth living
and just to know that You'll be there
it makes me feel like giving
my whole life to You
and I do
makes the sky seem so blue
just to think about You, Lord

I will never understand the reason for Your love
or the reason why You think that I'm worth thinking of
maybe that's what makes Your love so wonderful to me
thank You, Lord, for sharing such a precious gift with me

oh, it makes me feel so fine
it's the greatest feeling in the world
to know that You are mine
and I love You so
don't You know?
makes the sunrise seem new
just to think about You, Lord
just to think about You, Lord

℗ © Love's Music 1979, assigned to Creative Measures (ASCAP)

1979 Notes:

This is a good song to sing when I don't feel like singing. (There are times like that, you know.) No matter what the problem is, by the time I finish the first line, it doesn't seem to matter anymore. Isn't that the way it always is? (It is with me.)

If we could ever just turn our eyes upon Him and His love instead of the circumstances that beguile us so, we would find all the frustrations melting away like snow under the summer sun.

2007 Notes:

It seems like such a cop-out sometimes to say, "all you have to do is just turn your eyes upon Him." And yet it really is just that simple. All you have to do is look in the right direction to get things going in the right direction.

On another note, I just love hearing Lonnie sing with me on this one. (We're actually neighbors these days again. If you'd like to hear more of her, check out the Truth album. She sings a lot on that one. (By the way, Lonnie has done a few other wonderful things in life besides singing on my albums. She is also a prize-winning poet, and began working in the publishing arena in the 1980s, holding editorial positions at Guideposts Books, Harper San Francisco and Thomas Nelson, before becoming Director of Acquisitions at Revell/Baker.)