Because you loved me

by from the album Calvary Hill
3 minute read

Because you loved me

Because you loved me
I saw so many things
I saw the angels
On the subway trains

I saw the beggar
With his heart on fire
I saw the lover
Blindfold on the wire

Because you loved me
I saw the broken chains
I saw connectedness
Where the chaos reigns

I saw the Kings and Queens
In the cafe crowd
I saw the Christ in you
On that hallowed ground

Because you loved me
I could love myself
Because you kissed me
I could feel my life
Because you wanted me
I could purify
Because you touched me
I could touch the sky

It was the greatest gift I ever knew
Because you loved me
And I loved you
It all made sense to me
All the threads we weave
Because you loved me

Because you loved me
I saw so many things
I saw a violin
With a thousand strings

I saw a gentle man
Free the gentle birds
I saw our saviour
Free to walk this earth

Because you loved me
I had the strength of ten
I was a soldier
Of the sacrament

If it was broken
I could mend it well
And with my bare hands
I built a cathedral

Because you loved me
I could heal my heart
Because you whispered
I could hear your prayer
Because you smiled at me
I could rest in peace
And because I slept with you
You could rest in me

It was the sweetest thing I ever knew
Because you loved me
And I loved you
It all came true for me
It all came through for me
Because you loved me

Truth appears
And disappears
I lit a candle for your tears
I loved you as the shepherdess
I loved you in the wilderness

The prophecy has come to pass
The chalice spilt
The shards of glass
The spell is broken
But I don’t feel betrayed
No… in the end
The love remains…

The love remains

Because you loved me
I saw so many things
I saw the newborn child
That forgiveness brings

I saw the Holy Dove
In the market place
And I saw all your lives
In your pretty face

Because you loved me
I could breathe again
Because you knew me
I could know no end

Because you led me
I saw my life unfurl
Because you fed me
I could feed the world

Because you loved me
I knew no doubt or fear
Because you freed me
I knew my purpose here
Because you reached for me
I could reach for you
Because you blessed me
I could speak the truth

Two lost children
And two found souls
It was the greatest story
Ever told
Because you loved me
Because you loved me
Because you loved me

Calvary Hill, Because you loved me