I wrote this lyric after an amazing time of worship. I had just read Psalm 17:8 where David says, “Keep me as the apple of your eye…” It’s an incredible thing to know that, no matter what, God loves us beyond anything we have ever known. As it declares in Ephesians, “…to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”
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You Love Me
I’m the apple of Your eye
You love me
I’m the object of Your desire
So when I feel ashamed
Full of doubt and blame
I’ll remember You don’t change
You love me
I tend to feel unwanted
I tend to hurt sometimes
Overwhelmed by darkened clouds
With tarnish on the silver lining
I like to play the victim
Hide behind the pain
Smiling on my face
Or frozen, unbending
You look beyond my tantrums
Meet my questions
With one answer
6 Replies to “Apple of Your Eye”
Great! … my favorite part is that this song came right out of your own, private time with God … awesome!
Hey, come post your link over in the songwriter’s area of the forums at TheWorshipCommunity.Com:
Thanks so much, Fred! I will definitely post it over there :).
Hey, great song….. nicely done!
Care if I post a link and a short story on WorshipFocus.Blogspot.com? I’d love for my readers to see what you’ve done here.
Thanks so much, Daniel! I would be honored for you to post it on your blog.
Loved it, but two suggestions. First, I don’t understand the “object of your desire” comment in the chorus. Second, at the very end, I would retard abd add a tag, “you love me,” as the end.
You have quite the voice! Michael.
Michael, thanks so much for your comments. I think the tag idea is great…I’ll try it out.
The “object of your desire” has a couple of origins. First, it’s another expression of the preceding line “apple of your eye.” Second, it has a basis in Scripture. Psalm 45:11 and Song of Solomon 7:10 (ESV) both place the Bride (the Church) as the desire of the Bridegroom (Jesus).
Does that make a little more sense?