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  1. Never Apart

From the album The Place You Have For Me

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I don't consider myself a natural or prolific songwriter. I only write when I have a reason to write. Once, a German exchange student friend of mine was leaving to go back to Germany after a one year stay here in Michigan. She was well-loved at my church, and her last Sunday here was very emotional. So I wrote a song. About leaving. I hate saying goodbye! As this song evolved, it became so much more than a farewell song for Vali. It became a song about the pain of separation through any means, even through death. I had the thought that there is no separation in God's love. His love never ends. We don't have to stop loving. We just need to trust God that the love will continue even while we are separated. God has a plan!

for Vali, the Eskro family, and all who have ever missed a loved one
Jean Watson/Don Koch
c. 2013 Carson City Music (BMI)/Rootbeer Bunny Music (BMI)

Lyrics

NEVER APART


The past lies behind us, a bright future appears
but what will become of the love we have shared
The riches of heaven we treasure on earth
never fade, never tarnish for the Lord gave them birth

What He starts He will bring to completion
His love never ceases, it just keeps increasing
There is no fear in leaving no matter how far
cuz' joined in His love, we are never apart
joined in His love, we are never apart

When life leads to suffering like a string bitter wine
All the unanswered questions will be answered in time
when the road that is calling is the road we must take
love will rise up to meet us and deliver us grace

What He starts He will bring to completion
His love never ceases, it just keeps increasing
There is no fear in leaving no matter how far
cuz' joined in His love, we are never apart

joined in His love, we are never apart
the story's not finished though it looks like the end
His purpose for us just beginning
there are words, there are lines, there are chapters unread
as together we keep on believing…

What He starts He will bring to completion
His love never ceases, it just keeps increasing
There is no fear in leaving no matter how far
cuz' joined in His love, we are never apart
joined in His love, we are never apart