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You Are My Life - Song History
WORDS & MUSIC
Dennis Jernigan
March 9, 2016

As Melinda was preparing for a trip to Australia to be with our daughter for the birth of our daughter’s second child, I asked the Lord how I could bless her in her going. It is my practice to bless my wife  as a way to build her up and encourage her. The honest truth  from my perspective  is that she encourages me much more than I encourage her. On the day this song came, I was simply meditating on ways to bless her, thinking about all the ways she encourages me, pondering what my life would be like without her. Such thoughts reduced me to gratitude toward and intimacy with God. Before I knew it, I was singing the words to Father in praise and singing them to my wife in honest confession. I taught the song to our home church the very night I received it but did not tell her the story behind the song so I could surprise her with the story the day before she left for Australia. I wanted her last thought of me to be one of deep encouragement, blessing, and how much she means to me.

Yes, this is both a love song to my wife and a love song to my Maker. Melinda is not my Savior nor is she my Redeemer. But my Redeemer lives in and through her and uses her to keep my mind focused on the King and upon the Kingdom. Men, use it as such. Women, use it to bless your men and to bless God as well!
Dennis Jernigan

I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. Jesus
John 14:6 NASB

Verse
Just like the air I breathe
I know I need Your love 
If I am to survive
Your love is life to me
Like the air I breathe

Just like the air I need 
I need to breathe Your love 
And You give me Your life
Your love is life to me 
Like My need to breathe

Chorus
I could not survive without You
I could never thrive without You
I could not feel alive without You
You are my life

I’d be left behind without You
I think I’d lose my mind without You
So lost no one could find without You
You are my life

Verse
Just the air I breathe
I breathe in deep Your love
And there I find my life
Your love is life to me
Like the air I breathe

Just like the air I need
I breathe in deep Your love
And there I am revived
Your love is life to me
Like my need to breathe

Chorus
I could not survive without You
I could never thrive without You
I could not feel alive without You
You are my life

I’d be left behind without You
I think I’d lose my mind without You
So lost no one could find without You
You are my life

WORDS & MUSIC
Dennis Jernigan
March 9, 2016
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