Our brief testing-time will soon be over, and an eternity of "they lived happily ever after" assuredly awaits the Faithful.
May this song, composed in 2017, encourage our hearts to that end!
Just Because (complete Lyrics)
From a cross You called my name;
Twenty centuries have tried to still Your voice,
But I hear You just the same.
The devil rages across the ages, to defyle Your holy laws,
But I love You... Why do I love You? Just because, just because.
Because my heart's still beating, Because my God's entreating,
Because the world is pleading that I care, I'll care;
Because of sin assailing, Because of Grace prevailing,
In holy love travailing, Just because, just because, just because.
2. Because a flow'r is crushed beneath a sky of blue,
Because the stars shine, pure and bright,
Because children small still need a holding hand,
And a heartbeat in the night.
If mercy ceases, or sin increases, without pondering or pause
I will love You... Why will I love You? Just because, just because.
Because this world is dying, With men their God defying,
But hungry hearts are crying for Your Truth and Light,
Because Your Son has spoken, And still our world is broken,
You offer mercy to us, Just because, just because, just because.
3. Because the world's on fire, and ev'ry man's a fool
Until the Savior reigns within;
Because Time's a tool to show our true desire,
And to point our souls to Him;
"The test is over― Pass in your papers," and the soul to Judgment draws,
Then I'll see Him! And I will love Him, Just because, just because.
Because the hour is nearing Of all the saints a-cheering,
At Jesus Christ's appearing, To their glad applause;
Because of heavens quaking, And Heav'n and Earth remaking,
With saints to bliss awaking, Just because, just because, just because.
©2017 Brooksong LLC / Stanley K. Brubaker