From the recording "Love Had To Be The Reason"
Title: Love Had To Be The Reason
( Verse 1)
As I look around about me
At the wickedness abounding
In these troubled days,
Evil rages o’er the land,
Men pay no mind to God’s commands,
I am amazed …
That one as He who knew no wrong
Would choose a cross to die upon
And for a Godless world salvation buy.
This mystery I can’t fully see,
But I believe love had to be
The reason why.
Hear the little children crying …
Souls are lost and men are dying.
Jesus loves them all …
And I, the least of all of these,
Still marvel at His grace t’ward me
When I recall …
All the wealth and glory He denied
When He chose to be crucified
And shed the blood that for worlds would atone.
Tho’ men would to explain it try,
I still believe the reason why
Was love alone.
What else could cause a king
To leave His throne to live among
The poor and lowly?
What else could cause the sinless Son of God
To dwell within a world unholy?
Words of man cannot explain
Why such a one as Jesus came
To die a lonely death on Calvary …
But it seems to me
Love Had To Be … The Reason.
Copyright, 1972/2009 by LaJuana Murphy Brann
In the late 70’s, the Murphy Family left the road and discontinued full-time touring.
As members of the family went their separate ways, each one continued to use his/her talent in the area of ministry each was called to pursue.
The re-issue of these tracks from past recordings of the Murphy Family gives continuance of their talents and ministry to this date.
The Last Tour