That's When I Know

Only in the day, only in the night:
That's when I know You're next to me.
Only when I'm wrong, only when I'm right:
That's when I know You're next to me.
Only when I'm weak, only when I'm strong,
Only when I'm singin' my favorite song...

Only when I dance, only when I'm still:
That's when I know You're next to me.
Only when I'm empty, only when I'm filled:
That's when I know You're next to me.
Only when I frown, only when I smile,
Only when I'm walkin' each and every mile...

Through all these years You have never left me.
I have Your word
that You're faithful love will never end.

Only when it's open, only when it's closed:
That's when I know You're next to me.
Only when it comes, and only when it goes:
That's when I know You're next to me.
Only when I laugh, only when I cry,
Only when it hurts and I'm wonderin' why...

Through all these years You have never left me.
I have Your word
that You're faithful love will never end.

Only when You give, only when You take:
That's when I know You're next to me.
Only when You build, and only when You brreak:
That's when I know You're next to me.
Only when I live, only when I die,
Only when I'm biddin' this world goodbye....

Through all these years You have never left me.
I have Your word
that You're faithful love will never end.

Never end.

Words and Music by Karl Kohlhase
© 2004 karl kohlhase

Featured on "The Simple Life "

STORY BEHIND THIS SON...

The Psalmist repeats time and time again, "His lovingkindess is everlasting..."

The love of God in Christ is unconditional. This song serves to remind me of that in those times when I feel particularly unlovable.

Lord, I praise You for Your unfailing love. Through all these years, You have never left me. You have never let me down, though I have failed You often. How great is Your lovingkindess, my God. How rich is your mercy. You have won my heart through Your awesome love. Though I may stumble, I will--by Your grace--keep getting up and trying to follow You. You are my goal, my pursuit, and my all.

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