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EYES OF LOVE

SUNG BY SHELDON FARRAR

Thank you Lord, I thank you Lord
From the bottom of my heart I thank you Lord
For all you've done and are doing I thank you Lord
I could never find one like you
A God with eyes of love so true 
And for your eyes of love I thank you Lord
 
You made me Lord to be just like you
Asking me only to be true
As you looked at me with eyes of love
You set me down in a world so fine
Making me almost divine
Giving me every blessing from above
 
Then the devil came along 
Playing his wicked evil song
And like a fool I looked away from you
O, I took a fateful bite
To quench my foolish appetite 
And I just broke your beautiful heart in two 
 
For years thereon I was lost in sin
A slave to the devil and bonded to him
But you still looked at me with eyes of love
So you sent your son and he took my place
Dying on the cross in an act of grace
Just so I could get home and be with you
 
Now I am born again
Washed and whole and freed from sin
And you're still looking at me with eyes of love
I will be forever yours
Son of the Father and friend of the Son
And that is why I want to thank you Lord
 
Thank you Lord, I thank you Lord
From the bottom of my heart I thank you Lord
For all you've done and are doing I thank you Lord
I could never find one like you
A God with eyes of love so true 
And for your eyes of love I thank you Lord
 
© 2017 Aneel Aranha

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author's note

With two songs—The Blessed Lamb of God and In My Name—written and sung to some considerable acclaim, I was feeling very grateful to God for this totally new expression of faith that he was giving me, and thought a song of thanksgiving was fitting. This was the result, written in fifteen minutes with a country-western beat playing in the back of my head.

A few days later, Brandan was in the studio, recording In My Name, and impulsively I told him to play some music while I sang the song. The cameraman was around and he recorded what I sang in two takes. It was very amateurish, but I was childishly pleased with the result, especially because I am not a singer. 

For the CD, however, I decided to invite one of our worship leaders, a young man named Sheldon Farrar, to sing the song and I am glad that he did it because it lifts the entire album. However, for those who'd like to hear what the original sounded, I've put it on this page. 

©2017 Aneel Aranha