Arms Wide Open – Misty Edwards

Note: The chords sheet is a condensed version with just the choruses, for the sake of space. The lyrics sheet is a more complete transcription.

Song:
Artist:
Album:
Arms Wide Open
Misty Edwards
Fling Wide
Chords:

Lyrics:


“What does love look like?” is the question I’ve been pondering
“What does love look like?”
“What does love look like?” is the question I’ve been asking of You

I once believed that love was romance, just a chance
I even thought that love was for the lucky and the beautiful
I once believed that love was a momentary bliss
But love is more than this
All You ever wanted was my attention
All You ever wanted was love from me
All You ever wanted was my affections, to sit here at Your feet

Then I sat down, a little frustrated and confused
If all of life comes down to love
Then love has to be more than sentiment
More than selfishness and selfish gain

And then I saw Him there, hanging on a tree, looking at me
I saw Him there, hanging on a tree, looking at me
He was looking at me, looking at Him, staring through me
I could not escape those beautiful eyes
And I began to weep and weep

He had arms wide open, a heart exposed
Arms wide open; He was bleeding, bleeding

Love’s definition, love’s definition was looking at me
Looking at Him, hanging on a tree
I began to weep and weep and weep and weep

This is how I know what love is, this is how I know what love is

And as I sat there weeping, crying
Those beautiful eyes, full of desire and love

He said to me, “You shall love Me, You shall love Me
You shall love Me, You shall love Me”

With arms wide open, a heart exposed
With arms wide open, bleeding, sometimes bleeding

If anybody’s looking for love in all the wrong places
If you’ve been searching for love, come to Me, come to Me
Take up your cross, deny yourself
Forget your father’s house and run, run with Me
You were made for abandonment, wholeheartedness
You were made for someone greater, someone bigger, so follow Me
And You’ll come alive when you learn to die

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20 Responses to “Arms Wide Open – Misty Edwards”

  1. Marcus Henrick Says:

    hello brother, so long time not visit the blog
    I leave my memory, and say that Jesus is who stands firm, it is his rock. Thanks for the lyrics and the songs. Peace and Grace of Christ Jesus.

    Form Brazil ..

  2. Allan Says:

    This is great! I love this song! I used it for a sermon recently and it just stirred so many people. God is awakening love…awakening us to true love! :)

  3. Alicia Says:

    Is this in Bm or D?

  4. miriam Says:

    this is what we need!! the Love from the father!!! this song has transformed my life. Thank you Holy Spirit of God!! Thank you JESUS!! thank you Father!!.. He is love!! he is love!! he is loves!!

  5. Steve Says:

    Ohhh I so weep at the sound of this song…it captures the true meaning of divine love and demands nothing but our total allegiance to his eternal gospel…

  6. liz grainger Says:

    My grandson asked me to listen to this and my prayer is that his life will be transformed and he will stay in the wide open arms this time; that the Lord Jesus will wrap those arms around you Marc and keep you safe forever.
    No turning away this time dear. Stay with Him. Stay with Him.

  7. eric Says:

    to Jesus be the praise!

  8. Jari Says:

    Hi,

    I wonder the following part,

    >> With arms wide open, a heart exposed
    >> With arms wide open, bleeding, sometimes bleeding

    I thought it’s about Christ, but if “bleeding” refers to the death on the cross, why could be the word “sometimes” added there as well?

    Thank you.

    Jay

  9. Lieke Says:

    Hi Jay,

    I guess the part you wrote down is something Jesus says to us.

    ‘He said to me; You shall love me….with arms wide open, a heart exposed. With arms wide open, bleeding, sometimes bleeding.’

  10. Jari Says:

    I got your point, Lieke.

    Thank You.

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  12. jonathan. johnson Says:

    thanks for the song. May God name be glorified.

  13. Sierra Says:

    does anyone know the words to ” LIke a caged Bird” by misty edwards

  14. mariachrostowski Says:

    Thank you for this song. There are so many that doesn’t know what love is. They need to hear this song.

  15. joshuacaleb32 Says:

    Do you have the full chords for this song? I would like to learn them. Thanks.

  16. Aiyana Diaz Says:

    Hi. This song means so much to me. I just want to know where can i find that it says in the bible that he said “You shall love me.”

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