HiS - Doreen & Dianne

lyrics

Only Love

written by Dianne Steele; lead vocals Dianne; back up vocals Doreen; lead guitar Bobby Sweet; Synth Greg Steele
album: Stand Up

i reached for you
you were gone
i'd give anything
to hold your hand once more
meet me in my dreams
that i might see your face
where there is no boundary
no time or place

love is the way everlasting
it is the gate to your heart
everything else will slip away
only love, only love remains

there are times
i feel the truth
and see the light of heaven
surrounding you
and forgiveness overflow
what is life with out love
we have no home

show me the way everlasting
show me the gate to your heart
everything else will fade
only love, only love will stay

the only thing worth living for
the only thing worth dying for
don't hesitate to forgive
don't you hesitate to live

meet me in my dreams
meet me in my tears
show me the everlasting
and take away my fears
love is the way everlasting
it is the gate to your heart
everything else will fade
only love, only love will stay

...only love, only love

thoughts

This is a very powerful song to me because it came to me on the first anniversary of my mother's passing away. My mom, Mary Lou McCatty, spent her last days living in my house. She had cancer. What I learned through being with her in those days was a life altering experience. Everything but LOVE faded away.

She was a beautiful woman of faith and we had been very close through most of our life together but in the end there were some heartaches between us. As her body faded all of our differences went away and there was increasingly only love. She became only love.

I had heard the words that love was forever and all but, during this time facing death, the love was tangible, it was thick - and overwhelming. It was not a sentimental feeling. It was the eternal presence of God. And I believe that because she had lived her life in Him when her earthly being faded the core of her became stronger and all there was left was the Love of God.

That night one year after she died, I was longing for some time to be present to her memory and the whole day escaped. I was upset with myself for not making the time I needed to be still and while I was getting into bed I remembered that a few times my mother had appeared in my dreams. And as I lay my head down on my pillow and I whispered "meet me in my dreams" I sat up and started weeping. The words meet me in my dreams made my heart pound and I ran downstairs to the piano (and I'm not a piano player I just know a few chords) tears and music flowed into this song, only love.