Why I wrote this song ...
Church & Place:
Christian Life Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
After losing our baby in 1994, a friend of
ours gave us a portrait of Jesus hugging a man as he enters heaven
with the verse:-
Weeping may endure for a
night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5)
I was looking at this
portrait one day in 1999 that I felt a strong sense of God's love as
He hugs me! I became that man in the picture!
As I hugged
Jesus, I see my hands reaching around Him to His back,
I felt myself touching the wounds of His scars on His back where He
was beaten and scourged.
By His stripes we are healed!
felt His warm embrace as He re-assures me of His love.
why you will see the words "warm embrace" used in more than one of
Each time I felt it when I was inspired, I would use
Lord I long to see your face
feel your warm embrace
As You hold me close to You
As I reach my hands to You
those scars on your back
Then I know by your stripes I am
You are worthy, Lord, You are
You are holy, Lord, You are holy
Have your way in
Deal with us as You please
Take control in
Let us see You face to face, O
Lord I thank You for Your grace
worthy to be praised
And I raise my voice to You
You are welcome in this place
have Your way
I surrender to Your warm
Tan © 1998
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