For the longest time, I believed the lie

That I’m not a strong enough believer

To be the friend that can take your hand

And lead you straight to Jesus

I’m waiting on the preachers, singers, and the teachers

To string the perfect words together

But every single time I have to say goodbye

I wonder will this be the last time

I can’t call myself your friend and walk away

 

CHORUS:

When we love, we earn the right to speak the truth

When we speak truth, we show the world we truly love

I’m not pointing my finger, I’m holding out my hand

I lay it all on the line now to see God save my friend

Let my life and my words be the proof

I’m gonna love you with the truth

Gonna love you with the truth

 

Yes, God is love, but God is just

And we are separated in our darkness

So God let Him who knew no sin

To become sin to make us right with Him

It’s not about religion or earning God’s forgiveness

Or magic prayers or new behavior

It’s all about your heart, He’ll meet you where you are

Turn from your sin and trust in Christ as Lord

 

Jesus is the truth, the life, the way

 

CHORUS:

When we love, we earn the right to speak the truth

When we speak truth, we show the world we truly love

I’m not pointing my finger, I’m holding out my hand

I lay it all on the line now to see God save my friend

Let my life and my words be the proof

I’m gonna love you with the truth

Gonna love you with the truth

 

How I’ve prayed for this moment, that you would finally see

That God is more than religion, a stained-glass fantasy

And how I’ve prayed for the courage, for my silent faith to speak

Or that God would just send you a better friend than me

 

CHORUS:

When we love, we earn the right to speak the truth

When we speak truth, we show the world we truly love

I’m not pointing my finger, I’m holding out my hand

I lay it all on the line now to see God save my friend

Let my life and my words be the proof

I’m gonna love you with the truth

Gonna love you with the truth