For Love of You

My life is marked by music.  I’ve always loved it.  Some of my fondest memories are attached to a tune and lyric.

From my first LP of Sha Na Namy little 4 year old heart was convinced that Bozer was singing “Good Night Sweetheart” exclusively to me – to claiming 867-5309 as my first phone number, to singing a duet of The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World” in a middle school choir concert,  music has marked moments of my life.

Most years there is a song that sticks with me.  A song that I just can’t get out of my head and that never gets old.

If 2010 had an anthem, it was Audrey Assad‘s song “For Love of You”.

Every time I hear this song it brings me to tears.  It reminds me that it’s all bigger than me.  That it is all God at work.  That it’s Him in everything I do.

I received a copy of this song just weeks before the Nashville Flood.  This song was the instrument that God used to remind me of His greatness in the midst of great tragedy.  I literally would play this song on repeat to and from relief efforts that first week of the flood.  I know it will forever be etched into my memory.

You live in a million places
Your fingerprints can be seen on a million faces
and there’s a trace of You
in every alleluia
every song that I sing

for love of You
I’m a sky on fire
for love of You
I come alive
it’s Your Sacred Heart within me beating
Your voice within me singing
(out for love of You)

it’s all for you

You are the highway I travel
cause i watched You carve streets of gold
from sin and gravel
I gave You brokenness
You gave me innocence
and now this road leads to glory

You are my deepest longing
so I see You everywhere
it’s You I’m chasing after
cause I am captivated by who You are
and how You move
I’ll follow You forever
for love of You

Do songs mark moments for you?  Did you have an anthem in 2010?

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  • Heidi January 5, 2011  

    Hugs! I remember that middle school concert. I need to look up that song. Love ya

  • Butch January 5, 2011  

    Jenni, the 2010 song for me was “Beautiful Things” by Gungor.
    I heard them do it at Recreate in Feb, was totally blown away, and much like you the flood drove it home for me.
    As I was standing in the rubble of a destroyed home, belonging to a family that I had known since first moving to Nashville, wondering how this could happen to such an amazing family, I saw a cluster of flowers that were seemingly never under 9 feet of water, just 1 day prior, beautiful, standing alone in the mud. I stood there with tears rolling down my face with this line from the song running through my head. ” All around, Hope is springing up from this old ground,
    Out of chaos life is being found, in You”

    • Jenni Catron January 6, 2011  

      Butch, that’s a great one! Definitely would be another song at the top of my list – what a powerful story from the flood!

  • Audrey January 10, 2011  

    thank you Jenni 🙂 I am honored that this song has been a blessing to you! Hope to meet in person soon.