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  1. Susan R. Brown says:

    One of my favorite songs to play on the piano and to pray for myself and others is titled “I am Loved.” It’s a combined effort of William J. and Gloria Gaither, wonderful modern gospel music writers.

    The lyrics read:

    “I am loved, I am loved, I can risk loving you,
    For the One who knows me best loves me most.
    I am loved, I am loved; won’t you please take my hand?
    We are free to love each other, we are loved.

    I said, ‘If You knew, You wouldn’t want me;
    My scars are hidden by the face I wear.’
    He said, ‘My child, My scars go deeper;
    It was love for you that put them there.’

    I am loved, I am loved, I can risk loving you,
    For the One who knows me best loves me most.
    I am loved, I am loved; won’t you please take my hand?
    We are free to love each other, we are loved.

    Forgiven, I repeat it, I’m forgiven;
    And clean before my Lord I freely stand.
    Forgiven, I can dare forgive my brother.
    Forgiven, I reach out to take your hand.

    I am loved, I am loved, I can risk loving you,
    For the One who knows me best loves me most.
    I am loved, I am loved; won’t you please take my hand?
    We are free to love each other, we are loved.”

    A dear, dear friend in her late seventies shared one special time in the depth of sincerity and gratitude that she had recently fully realized that she was loved. A few months after this, she left this earthly scene.

    The above song found me when I just didn’t know how to honor her when finding out she had died. I am certain the angels sent it to me. If I’ve played it once, I’ve played and prayed it over a hundred times, many of those times to honor my friend. I yearn to play the song again right now.

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