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Passionate Obsession
Words and Music
Dennis Jernigan
November 24, 1998

I first met my friend, John Levens, during the recording of my album, Celebrate Living (which we affectionately call Celebrate Levens because of his many “scenes’ in the video). My first impression of him was that he was a man of passion, and I was right.  As I have talked with John over the years and have ministered with him many times, I have been both challenged and inspired to greater depths of intimacy with Christ, as well as developing a burning passion to see other come to know Him as well. This song came easily as I thought of how much John love Jesus (John was forgiven much so he loves much). As I thought of the great passion John has for Christ, I was overwhelmed with the fact that even our greatest passion for Christ is overshadowed by Christ’s own deep passion for us. His passion led Him to lay down His life for me.  He was obsessed (single-minded) in His quest to purchase me.  He wanted to know me more that I wanted to know Him! Of all the songs my Father has given me over the years, this song is one of the favorites of my heart. Use it to express God’s deep passion and jealous love for those you lead.

Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence? 
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. 
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, 
Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
Psalm 139:7-10 NASB 

"What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.”
Matthew 18:12-14 NASB 

Verse One
When you've searched until you've found 
Something you can't live without, 
Hold on! Hold on! 

I find in you love worth My life; 
Worth the greatest sacrifice! 
Hold on! Hold on! 

You are My most prized possession! 
Proudly I make this confession: 
I love you! I love you! 

Worth My life to gain possession, 
You, My passionate obsession! 
I love you! I love you! 

Chorus
You are my desire! 
I would brave both flood and fire, 
Lowest depth, obstacle higher 
Just to get to know you! 
You are my obsession! 
I would face darkness, oppression, 
Fight with love's deepest aggression 
Just that I might know you more! 

Verse Two
Life will throw the heart about, 
Beat it down with fear and doubt! 
Hold on! Hold on! 

I will be there both day and night; 
Bind your wounds; 
Restore your sight! 
Hold on! Hold on! 
Hold on! Hold on! 

You are one worth fighting for! 
One passionately I adore! 
How I love you! I love you! 

Higher than the highest mountain, 
Deeper than the deepest fountain, 
I love you! I love you!   

Chorus
You are my desire! 
I would brave both flood and fire, 
Lowest depth, obstacle higher 
Just to get to know you! 
You are my obsession! 
I would face darkness, oppression, 
Fight with love's deepest aggression 
Just that I might know you more! 

WORDS & MUSIC
Dennis Jernigan November 24, 1998
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