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First Love
Words & Music: Dennis Jernigan
Received June 2, 2016

As we are accustomed to doing at All In All Church, we pray for one another each week according to the expressed needs of the group. Since I was preparing to head to Tupelo, MS to record the piano and vocals for the next major recording, I asked for prayer. One of the things I expressed was the need for anointing and wisdom. I also mentioned that we were tentatively calling the new recording, DJ Classics, but that I thought there must be a better name since the recording would not be just my classic songs. Once we had concluded the prayer time, Melinda said she felt that we should call the project First Love since it was like returning to the songs that started it all. I could not stop thinking about that and how true it was. The next day, the Lord began to pour a new song into my heart. The verses reflect not only how I feel about Jesus and what He’s done for me, but how I feel for Melinda as well! I left for Tupelo the following Sunday and began recording the songs that were on my initial list. The recording process went so well that I had extra time to record additional songs. As I recorded First Love, I intended it to simply be a gift for my wife, but after hearing it sung and recorded for the first time, I, along with the engineer, felt that it needed to be on the album! 

I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore, remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place unless you repent.
Revelations 2:2-5 NASB

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.
Revelations 3:15-16 NASB

Verse
You are my first love 
Loving the worst of 
In spite of my sin 
And all I had been 
You still loved me! 

You are my first love 
Crushing the curse of 
All of my shame 
Taking my blame; 
Setting me free! 

Chorus
May my heart burn with that same passion 
That sent You to the cross! 
May my heart burn in that same fashion! 
Worth the life laid down it cost! 

Where mankind meets God in collision 
Cleansing blood collides with sin! 
Sealed with redeeming love's precision! 
Leaving new where old had been! 

Verse
You are my first love 
You Who return love 
Even when I walk in my pride 
And turn from You! 

You are my first love 
Pure, undeserved love 
Laying down life 
Giving me sight! 
Faithful and True!

Bridge
When my heart grows cold 
I repent and break sin's hold! 
When my heart grows cold 
I repent and break sin's hold! 

Return to me, my First Love! 
Consume my heart with holy fire! 
Return to me, my First Love! 
Consume my heart with holy fire!

Chorus
May my heart burn with that same passion 
That sent You to the cross! 
May my heart burn in that same fashion! 
Worth the life laid down it cost! 

Where mankind meets God in collision 
Cleansing blood collides with sin! 
Sealed with redeeming love's precision! 
Leaving new where old had been! 

Verse
You are my first love 
Loving the worst of 
In spite of my sin 
And all I had been 
You still loved me! 

You are my first love!
You are my first love!
You are my first love!

WORDS & MUSIC

Dennis Jernigan
June 2, 2016
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