Music:"Love's As Strong" Rich Mullins and the Kid Brothers of St. Frank
Personal/Theological Notebook: Rich Always Got It Right
Oof. Today I miss Rich very badly.
When love has got you in its throes Even the summer's heat just freezes your soul. And the sweetest song – It just clanks along, And the morning dew just says goodnight, And leaves your heart undone. It doesn't do to try and understand. Nothin' that's as good as love ever made a lot of sense. Like how the eagles fly And how the rattlers slide And what it is that comes to bind a woman and her man.
Love's as strong as death, my love. Unyielding as the grave. Relentless as the desert sun. And rivers cannot wash my love away. Lord, I won't let it wash away. And many waters cannot quench love.
There ain't nothing left to soothe you with. Love has marked your soul the way the sun has marked your skin. And there ain't no way to find no shade When your soul's the very thing That feeds the blaze that burns within you. It just makes your cold heart melt. The flames that burn as white as the very flames of hell. So just hold on tight, 'Cause it's a long, wild ride When you finally find the grace to love another as yourself.
Love's as strong as death, my love. Unyielding as the grave. Relentless as the desert sun. And rivers cannot wash my love away, away I won't let it wash away. And many waters, it cannot quench love.
Love's As Strong – Rich Mullins, Beaker, and Mitch McVicker