As I Have Loved You (A New Commandment)

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ABOUT AS I HAVE LOVED YOU

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Track 12, O A K ℗ © Copyright Pamela Joy Crawford 2010

As I Have Loved You (A New Commandment) is about the forgiveness and mercy that I have received in Jesus overflowing to others and a call to the Christian church to be known for our love for one another. It's primarily based on John 13:34-35:

"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

but these following passages below from the Bible have also shaped my understanding of how God is calling us to live and made me want to sing these words given to us...

  • Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you."
  • Ephesians 5:1-2 "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
  • 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 "If I speak in the tongues of humans and of angels but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers and understand all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions and if I hand over my body so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing."
  • 1 John 3:16 "We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers and sisters."
  • 1 John 4:9-11 "God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another."

    AS I HAVE LOVED YOU LYRICS

    A new commandment I give unto you
    That you love one another as I have loved you
    By this (by this) will all people know that you are mine
    They will know if you have love

    Show the world that you have love

    Love each other as I have loved you
    Forgive each other as I forgave you
    As I have loved you, so you must show this love

    A new commandment I give unto you
    That you love one another as I have loved you
    By this (by this) will all people know that you are mine
    They will know if you have love

    So love each other as I have loved you
    Forgive each other as I forgave you
    As I have loved you, so you must show this love

    As I have loved you, as I forgave you
    So you must show this love, so you must show this love

     

    AS I HAVE LOVED YOU CREDITS

    oak album by pamela joy
    Lyrics & Music: Pamela Joy
    Assistant Production: Mike Avery, Allan Neuendorf
    Guitar: Pamela Joy
    Bass: Andrew Naylor
    Recorders: Hannah Colemen
    Lead & Backing Vocals: Pamela Joy
    Sequence Arrangements & Programming: Andrew Christie, Allan Neuendorf
    Visual Art: Rachel CD Marks

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