Because of Love

It was because of love
Jesus left His throne,
became a helpless babe
in the Galilee home.
It was because of love
He obeyed each rule
He was told to follow
at home, play and school.
It was because of love
He became a man
lived a life clean and pure
according to God's plan.
It was because of love
there in Galilee
He said to James and John
"Come and follow Me."
It was because of love
with His hands so kind
He healed those diseased
in body, soul and mind.
It was because of love
He felt the pain and shame,
refused to take revenge
on those who mocked His name.
It was because of love
He died there all alone,
came splendid from the tomb,
now sits upon the throne.
It is because of love
to Him I freely give
all I am and have
every day I live.
May "It's because of love"
ring out loud and true
as the only reason
for all I say and do.