Last year I heard the song, “Never Been Unloved,” for the first time. It was released in 1998 on Michael W. Smith’s album, “Live the Life,” which received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. The lyrics are by Wayne Kirkpatrick. (Kirkpatrick is a prolific songwriter who co-wrote the 1997 Grammy-winner, “Change the World,” recorded by Eric Clapton.)
Somehow, I missed out on “Never Been Unloved” for a decade, but I’m making up for lost time. I’ve memorized the words, and the tune is soon to be my cell phone’s ringtone. 🙂
There’s a quality to this song that moves me in a way that I can’t easily describe. I suppose the main thing is that it’s true—true about me. You can listen here.