This is Love

by jim bailey

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Why 'this is love'.
I have always liked to sing, one of my favourite songs as a child was 'Jesus loves me this I know'. Even though i didn't know something connected with me, something beyond an explanation. Years later I am still moved by that simple song, but its not just me.

Dr. Karl Barth, was a really important and clever, respected bloke, one of the most brilliant & complex intellectuals of the 20th century. He wrote volume after massive volume on the meaning of life and faith. A reporter once asked him, if he could summarise the essence of the millions of words he had published. Karl thought for a moment and the replied 'Jesus loves me this i know, for the bible tells me so'.

We are loved not because we love, not because we believe but because God first has loved us. We were thought of in love and made in love. Made to be loved.
Just think the first thing Adam saw when God had made him from the red dust of the earth, opening you eyes to see your maker, your creator, your father.

This gives every individual on the planet equality, every person a chance of knowing why in Heaven there down here on earth.
It goes beyond religion. the problem is we want the power. we are sheep taking it in turn playing at being the shepherd.
God made us, only he can heal us and save us, mostly from our own path of emotional, mental and physical self destruction.

'For this reason', wrote Paul, a leader of one of the first churches that ever existed, ' I kneel before the Father, from whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His spirit in your inner being, so that Jesus may be in your existance through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in that love, may have the power to understand and grasp how high, how deep how wide is the love of God, a love that goes way beyond anything you know or could know, that you may be filled to the measure of all the fulness of God. Eph 3 v 17-19.
All I know is that this is love

Cross rhythms Review 6th October 2006 8 out of 10
Reviewed by Diane Woodrow

I wasn't sure if I should put this under the heading of children's or pop, but because it comes with stickers I decided on the former! As always Jim ministers powerfully. "This Is Love" is inspired by "Jesus Loves Me This I Know", which touched Jim's life as a child and still does now. The title track is also inspired by Eph 3:18 and Ps 8. In fact may of the tracks have been inspired by parts of the Bible, which is always really cool. I must admit though that one of the most powerful tracks is "Lord I Love You" written by Jim's nine year old daughter Rebekah. Who could not be moved by a nine year old writing "Lord I'm desperate for your power"? Seven year old Jordan also gets in on the act with "God Loves Me", showing a depth of insight into who Jesus is in the lives of this whole family. Crisp pop production also makes this an album older ones would enjoy.

This is love Review
Jim Bailey comes of age.
This is love album review

This is love is the culmination of a developmental curve seen through his last three albums.
Having explored serveral musical styles and always strived for the best in musicianship
and production, Jim Bailey has achieved an extraordinary contemporary album, which is fun,
challengingly relevent and fresh. Unique in its accessibility, for those with little contact in
contemporary worship music, this album bridges the void between the best of modern secular rock
and worship music and would sit happily inanyones collection of mainstream bands.
A skilled wordsmith, Jim bailey is able to express, with depth and feeling, the whole wonder of creation
through thought provoking musical interpretation.
Music that is aimed at crossing the generations is a tall order and Jim has successfully acheived
this with great agility and tenacity.
The title track 'This is love", is in his own musical style of melodic driven rock.
Missed the mark is urgent, exciting and encapsulates the Gospel in a nutshell.
He takes us on a musical journey from query ( God shaped hole) to consummate faith ( without you),
through childlike wonder (Fearfully and wonderfully designed and the Body song)
to God being ever-present in every circumstance ( i dont know what the future holds, thankyou Lord, Our God in the
middle of our lives, hand in hand, God loves me) and out into the commision to tell others of this love for them ( go into
the world)
Viv Baines

This is love album review
This Is Love – Jim Bailey
This Is Love sees Jim more passionate than ever about his two favourite Subjects; Family and God. The two themes are a
recurring and ever present feature of the album. The style may have changed but Jim’s knack for writing thought
provoking family worship songs hasn’t.
It’s an album the whole family can enjoy again and again. Dad will like the fact it’s rocky and therefore he can play air
guitar to it, when he should be working. The Kids will like it because the songs are instantly sing able and accessible. While
Mum will like the fact it’s theologically sound.
The whole album is immaculately crafted and polished, and there are not filler tracks. From the opening (and title) track
Jim takes listeners on a journey. It’s a journey that leads the listener through both the ups and downs of being a Christian
family in the 21st century. it’s great for the home, for the car or for any place where you need reminding that there is a
God who loves and wants the best for us.
David Johnston
Sound engineer

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released February 2, 2006

Jim is available for praise parties and live altogether worship family show & children's ministry training

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Track Name: This is love
You put diamonds in the sky
sunshine in my eyes
treasure in a jay of clay
from the lips of little babes
You have ordained praise
angels look and wonder why
it is a mystery why you should love me

this is love wider than the ocean
this is love deeper than the sea
this is love higher than a mountain
this is love amazing love for me

you became a human boy
started this by choice
finished it at Calvary
kissed a broken world with love
the power of your blood
echos in eternity
you died forgiving
so we could start living

higher, deeper, wider stronger, this is love
Track Name: missed the mark
missed the mark, fallen short, skipped the standard
not as good as we once thought, it's been messed up
the glories veiled that's why Christ had to be nailed

upon a cross to die for us and all in all to break the fall
so he will reign in Heaven high
and give his gifts to you and I

The passion played the price is paid
now all that can turn will be saved
to be re-born we now must turn
and tell others of his return
we now must go to every land
each tribe and nation understand
to preach good news to set the free
signs and wonders we will see

cos soon he'll come and we'll be home
and then his glory will be known
every prophecy fulfilled every truth will be revealed
each tounge confess each knee
will bow who is the king of glory now
all of creation starts to sing
in worship to its rightful king

this is the end of it
this is the end of it
this is the end of it all

with unveiled face we enter in
perfectly cleansed from all our sin

and all will sound Jesus is Lord
and time and space will be restored
this is the end this is the day
and now there's nothing left to say

this is the end of it
this is the end of it
this is the end of it all
Track Name: I dont know what the future holds
I don't know what the future holds
I know who holds the future
Through it all God has made a way
Days go by and how time flies
seasons always changing
through it all God has made a way
to find eternity inside today

I don't know what the future hold but I know who holds the future
I don't know what tomorrow brings but He brings it all together
all I know, this is love
and I can't get enough of Your love

I don't know can't understand where it is all going
all my tears he's already cried
because he lives eternity is
another way of thinking
all i need He's already supplied
Track Name: Our God in the middle of our lives
He is our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
Our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
He is our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
Our God our God our God in the middle of our lives

Our family is the best
we love each other very much
but sometimes we get stressed
try to follow what God says
He is the one we want to please so we try our best

He is our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
Our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
He is our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
Our God our God our God in the middle of our lives

Kids get up late for school,
mum tries to pack lunchboxes
Dad can't find his shoes
Its crazy but its cool
we all really love it
Its the family life we choose

He is our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
Our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
Pray together stay together
love forever come whatever
Pray together stay together
love forever come whatever

Dad get home late from work
Mum tries to cook the dinner
the kids they go berserk
We are a family pot pourri
we all really love it mum loves a cup of tea

He is our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
Our God our God our God in the middle of our lives
Track Name: We are Family
We are family
brother & my sisters with me
We are family
Get up ev'rybody and sing

Ev'ryone can see we're together
As we walk on by
(FLY!) and we fly just like birds of a feather
I won't tell no lie
(ALL!) all of the people around us they say
Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record
We're giving love in a family dose

(CHORUS x2)

Living life is fun and we've just begun
To get our share of the world's delights
(HIGH!) high hopes we have for the future
And our goal's in sight
(WE!) no we don't get depressed
Here's what we call our golden rule
Have faith in you and the things you do
You won't go wrong
This is our family Jewel
Track Name: Thank you Lord
Thank you Lord there are no limits
To Your love and power
There are no barriers to hold you down
Nothing can ever seperate us from the love of Jesus
You are Lord and all authority & power are Yours
You break the chains and open every door
Nothing can ever seperate us from the love of Jesus
Height of depth
Angels or demons
Present or future or
Anything to come
life or death nothing in creation can seperate us from the love of God
thank You thank You
Track Name: Fearfully and wonderfully designed
am fearfully and wonderfully designed

verse 1
I've got muscles in my arms and i've got muscles in my legs
I've got muscles in my fingers I've got muscles in my head
Muscles make me who i am so I can jump and bounce
I've even got some muscles that i can't pronounce

chorus
I am fearfully and wonderfully designed
I've got a brilliant body and I've got a brilliant mind
It's all been put together I am one of a kind
Fearfully and wonderfully designed
Fearfully and wonderfully designed

verse 2
I've got blood cells in my arms and i've got blood cells in my legs
I've got blood cells in my fingers I've got blood cells in my head
And blood cells make me who i am so i can breathe and shout
If i fall and cut myself my blood cells will leak out

chorus
verse three
I've got them bones in my arms and i've got them bones in my head
I've got them bones in my fingers I've got them bones in my head
And them bones make me who I am I should be on tv
As If i did not have them I 'd be all wobbly
chorus

I've got blood cells bones and muscles I've got stomach lungs and heart
It all fits inside my skin so i dont fall apart
These things make me who I am but what I'd like to know
If I'm so well designed why can't i lick my elbow

Chorus
Track Name: God shaped hole
Every point of view has another angle
And every angle has its merit
But it all comes down to faith
That's the way I see it

You can say that love is not divine and
You can say that life is not eternal
"All we have is now"
But I don't believe it

There's a God-shaped hole in all of us
And the restless soul is searching
There's a God-shaped hole in all of us
And it's a void only he can fill

Does the world seem gray with empty longing
Wearing every shade of cynical
And do you ever feel that
There is something missing?

That's my point of view...
Track Name: God loves me / Lord I love you
God loves me God loves me forever forever
God loves me God loves me forever God loves me

When I'm happy when I'm down
when my friends are not around
when I'm crazy as can be God loves me

He's there when I close my eyes
He makes each new day arrive
I should never be surprised
How God loves me

Put a new song on my tounge
I just want to sing along
and tell everyone around
How God loves me

Lord I love you
Lord I love you
Lord I'm desperate for your power
Lord I love you

Lord I love you
Lord I love you
Lord I'm desperate for your power
Lord I love you

Keep me safe and I will serve you
Everyday I want to praise you
You are so amazing and so real
Track Name: Hand in Hand
As we walked down by the shoreline of a January morning
Sea sliver like mercury cutting shapes into the sand
I held you in my arms you held me in your adoration
I promised you there and then I’d be the best I can
Though the cold cut right through us hoped this day would last a lifetime
This journey of togetherness this pursuit of a dream
Looked at the horizon and we prayed for strength and refuge
As clouds and stormy weather this clear skies both would bring


Hand in hand we’ll face all our tomorrows
Hand in hand remember yesterday
Hand in hand is where love understands
Hand in hand we’ll make it

As we walked down by the shoreline of a June sunny afternoon
Sea as gold as amber cutting diamonds in the sand
For a short while the world was barred and I could be your hero
You put me on a pedestal, I pushed you in a pram
Through the sun lit right through us hoped this day would last forever
That we’d discover all the treasure buried in your eyes
Hoped you would remember, these days spent together
These moments of perfection , these clear days of our lives

Hand in hand we’ll face all our tomorrows
Hand in hand remember yesterday
Hand in hand is where love understands
Hand in hand we’ll make it

As I walked down by the shoreline of a late September evening
Sea full of memories cutting shapes that reminisce
Live today like it’s the last invest in every moment
I promised you way back then that these days I would miss
So the wind reap the whirlwind, so a hope reap a future
Not one moment of affection was ever waisted on you
As we grow old together may we always remember
the days down by the shoreline hand in hand we made it through
Track Name: I give you now
I give you now all I have
I give to you my everything
You have the power inside of you
To overcome all the hosts of darkness

Go, Go into the world
Tell them I'm alive
Go into the streets
Tell them that I live, That i live in you
Go go into the world claim it for your king
go into the streets dry those peoples tears
make the old things new

Be not afraid I am near your not alone
We stand with you
He's not a fool to risk a thing
He cannot keep to gain what he can't lose
Track Name: The Body song
We have twenty six trillion, that’s a billion billion
Pieces of information in our brain
It would take fifteen million home computers
linked together to do its functions
Science cant explain
How your synaptic nerve endings
all are linked together is a total mystery
Yet we cant recall at all what we went up the stairs for
Can’t remember where we put our keys


There are sixty-seven thousand and five hundred miles of tubing
That you’ll find inside human being
That’s enough to stretch around the world two and half times
A lot of blood vessels and good plumbing
There are over ten thousand taste buds on your tongue to flavour
As soon as you’re born they begin to die
The life span of a taste bud is 7 to 10days
That’s why our tastes changes as the years go by


Five hundred and fifty hairs make up each eyebrow
One hundred thousand hairs upon your head
These begin to disappear with the years
It’s a wonder there are any even left
If your lungs were taken out, then you’d be dead
But spread out they’d be the size of a standard tennis court
Your thumbs always exactly the same length as your nose
When you sneeze everything stops even your heart

We spend 6 months of our life upon the loo
Perspire 6 hundred cans of sweat
Produce enough saliva to fill over 2 swimming pools
And look this stuff up on the Internet

Lets just face it, we’re fantastic we’re wonderful amazing
We’re brilliant and unique alone
With more electrical signals in our body, in one day
Than all of the worlds telephones
We're a mystery a complexity a complete perplexity
It’s a wonder that we’ve made it through
At the end of the day, all there’s left to say
Is that a great big God made little me and you
Track Name: Without You
sung so many songs about you
said so many times I love you
Thank you for the way you make me feel
I was lost and you found me
I was blind and you healed me
Helped me see that this is all for real
without you I wouldn't have a pray
without you I wouldn't even dare
to take a step or breath without you

May I never loose the wonder
It's like summer in December
Thank you that you mean all this to me
And It's hard now to remember life
Without you did I ever live
before you set me free

Your the reason life's all it's meant to be
I don't want to live if you can't be with me