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MP3: Just Because You Wanted Me

Just Because You Wanted Me

WORDS & MUSIC
Dennis Jernigan
March 17, 2020

On March 12, 2020, I received word from my brother, Bob, that his wife, Janiell, had just passed away suddenly at the age of 57. To say we are all devastated is an understatement. Bob and Janiell were married for 30 years and have two children. They were about to become grandparents for the first time and Janiell was so excited for this. This all took place just as the nationwide panic over COVID-19 was beginning. Bob asked me to sing When the Night is Falling at her memorial service. I could not help but remember feeling like I had just sang at their wedding…like 30 years had passed so quickly. Bob also asked me to accompany a friend, Shirley, as she sang a song she had originally sung at their wedding as well. She sang His Eye Is On the Sparrow and the song she had sung at their wedding, Someone Like You (from the Broadway musical, Jekyll and Hyde). Shirley is a gifted vocalist and God’s anointing on her is deep. As she sang the words to the love song, Someone Like You, I was blown away by the most amazing thing. In that moment, I realized God loved someone like me…formerly bound in sin…still struggling to fight my way through the muddled thoughts the lies of the enemy now bring my way via Parkinson’s Disease…and that He loves me - someone like me - no matter what! That is the short version of how this song was born…and proof that God wastes nothing. Not even the loss of a loved one. God will use whatever He wants to use to get the message of His love through to us. God loves us right where we are - but loves us enough to not leave us there.
Dennis Jernigan

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” JOHN 3:16 NASB

We love, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 NASB

Verse
How can Someone like You
Love someone like me

Wade into the battle
Fighting just for me?

Because You wanted me
Just because You wanted me

How can Someone like You
Love someone like me

Knowing good and well
The mess I've made of me?

Because You wanted me
Just because You wanted me

Chorus
I love You because You first loved me
I was lost but You came after me

You took all my sin and shame and set me free

Just because You wanted me
Just because You wanted me

Verse
How can Someone like You
Love someone like me?

When I turned from You
You kept pursuing me

Because You wanted me
Just because You wanted me

How can Someone like You
Love someone like me

Seeing worth within me
I just could not see?

Because You wanted me
Just because You wanted me

Chorus
I love You because You first loved me
I was lost but You came after me

You took all my sin and shame and set me free

Just because You wanted me
Just because You wanted me

Bridge
Wanted me so much
You left the glory of heaven

Wanted me so much
You washed away my sin

Wanted me so much
You call my name Forgiven

Wanted me so much
You died and rose again

Chorus
I love You because You first loved me
I was lost but You came after me

You took all my sin and shame and set me free

Just because You wanted me
Just because You wanted me


©March 17, 2020 Shepherd's Heart Music, Inc./Dennis Jernigan
7804 W. Fern Mountain Rd. Muskogee, OK 74401
1-800-877-0406 www.dennisjernigan.com
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