If you know the band Jesus Culture, then you may know Chris Quilala. His new featured album “Split the Sky” released this last October, and I’ve been listening to him nonstop! This is not your typical worship music. The song “Because Of Your Love,” introduces smooth piano chords that remind me of Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind”, and his soothing voice echoes a male version of Sade. The indie, electronic melodies of this album shines in waves…it’s as if I can hear angels speaking to me. My breath is being taken away by these Christian artists in which the Lord is bringing up. Seriously – the sky is being split open with the sounds coming from above!

Listening to his song (and any song on his album for that matter), makes me feel like I’m writing a love letter to the Lord! As I listen, I’m surrounded with the Lord’s peace. It’s like I’m walking with Him, hand in hand, through the calmest of waters.

It also reminds me of the unconditional love of my husband. Do you have loved ones in your life who have gone to deep ends with you, despite your flaws or imperfections? For whatever reason, they love you for exactly who you are? Dedicate this song to them. And put it on repeat! I pray it will speak to your heart the way it has spoken to mine.

[Verse 1] There was a chasm
Uncrossable
There was a mountain
Unscalable
Even when my lost heart
Was unlovable
You spread Your arms out
You laid Your life down for me
Now I’m set free
Now my heart sings[Chorus 1] Because of Your love
Hallelujah, I’m forgiven
The shadow has been lifted
You rescued me
Because of Your love
I can stand with You forever
In the presence of my Saviour
Alive and free

Because of Your love
Because of Your love

[Verse 2] Where there were years of drought
Now overflow
Where there was guilt and shame
Now joys untold
When my heart was prodigal
And the lies were deafening
Your love was a whisper
Your love kept whispering to me
That I am Yours
And You are mine

[Chorus 1] Because of Your love
Hallelujah, I’m forgiven
The shadow has been lifted
You rescued me
Because of Your love
I can stand with You forever
In the presence of my Saviour
Alive and free

Because of Your love
Because of Your love

[Bridge] There is, no greater love
There is, no higher love than this
Your great love
There is, no sweeter Name
Nothing, can separate us from
Your great love
There is, no greater love
There is, no higher love than this
Your great love

[Chorus 1] Because of Your love
Hallelujah, I’m forgiven
The shadow has been lifted
You rescued me
Because of Your love
I can stand with You forever
In the presence of my Saviour
Alive and free

[Chorus 2] Because of Your love
No greater love than this
Your great love
Because of Your love
No higher love than this
Your great love

[Outro] There is, no sweeter Name
Nothing, can separate us from
Your great love