This song is a response to love. It seems that infinite love
could settle for nothing less than everything from me. The words are a
prayer for holiness and to be caught up in the relationship between the
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – the one eternal exchange of infinite
Love. This past year, I have sensed God drawing me out of complacency –
subtle contentment with comfortable spiritual living. God’s love could
never leave us just where we are, since we are made to bear his infinite
Draw Me Forth Lord, I cannot stay here. You are ever beyond,
I would ever be near.
As they say in the AA/NA [Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous]
recovery meetings, “The day I stop improving my recovery is the day I begin
to relapse.” So is it with our relationship with the Lord. If I am
choosing to remain in suspended animation, and not respond to God’s ever-present
offer to go “further up and further in,” then I am rejecting love in a
Not to choose for more is actually to choose against love and therefore
to choose to be less. I sincerely doubt that a person ”deeply in love”
with their fiancée would do this. In a true love relationship, we
can only desire to be the best we can be for the ”other.”
The truth is that I will never ever be really satisfied until I see
the face of God.
Let not my heart grow weary O Lord! Please don’t let me stop pursuing
you with all my being!
The prize is far too great, the pearl is far too precious, the Love
is far too priceless!