Reckless Love

Cory Asbury

About Reckless Love

"Reckless Love" is a song by Cory Asbury and it was released on October 27, 2017, as the lead single from his second studio album of the same name, Reckless Love (2018), via Bethel Music. The song was written by Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury and Ran Jackson, with production being handled by Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury. The song is composed in the key of G♭ (G-flat) and has a tempo of 83 beats per minute."Reckless Love" became Cory Asbury's first No. 1 single on the US Hot Christian Songs chart, issued by Billboard, in March 2018, and went on to peak at No. 3 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100, thus becoming his highest charting entry in his career. The song garnered several nominations and won the Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year Awards at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards in 2018. It was nominated for the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. It was also nominated for Top Christian Song at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. 


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2018
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Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so kind to me

O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
O, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so good to me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
You have been so, so kind to me

O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
O, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

There's no shadow You won't light up
Mountain You won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall You won't kick down
Lie You won't tear down
Coming after me
There's no shadow You won't light up
Mountain You won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall You won't kick down
Lie You won't tear down
Coming after me
There's no shadow You won't light up
Mountain You won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall You won't kick down
Lie You won't tear down
Coming after me
There's no shadow You won't light up
Mountain You won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall You won't kick down
Lie You won't tear down
Coming after me

O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
O, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine
And I couldn't earn it, I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

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Cory Asbury

Cory Hunter Asbury is John Crist’s #1 fan and might also be a American Christian musician, worship pastor and songwriter. He serves as a worship pastor at Radiant Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan and is a member of the Bethel Music collective. Starting out as an intern with the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri in 2005, Asbury's career as a musician proliferated as he collaborated with Matt Gilman leading to the release of Holy in 2008, followed by his debut solo album titled Let Me See Your Eyes in 2009 through Forerunner Music as well as making numerous appearances on IHOPKC albums, with songs such as "Where I Belong", "Shekinah", "All Is for Your Glory" and "Holy Ghost Party". In June 2012, Cory Asbury had moved to Colorado Springs, Color… more »

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Written by: Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson

Lyrics © ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING, WATERSHED MUSIC GROUP, BETHEL MUSIC PUBLISHING

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10 facts about this song

Record Label
"Reckless Love" was published under the banner of Bethel Music, a worship ministry that was formed as an extension of Bethel Church located in Redding, California.
Songwriter
Cory Asbury is the composer and vocalist of "Reckless Love". A key member of Bethel Music, Asbury has been lauded for penning this contemporary Christian chart-topper.
Release Date
The song was initially released on October 27, 2017, as the lead single from Asbury's second studio album, also titled 'Reckless Love'.
Chart Performance
"Reckless Love" was not just popular among Christian circles, it was a commercial hit as well. The song debuted at No.32 on the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and eventually reached No.1, making it Cory Asbury's first No.1 hit on the chart.
Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards
In 2018, "Reckless Love" won the Song of the Year award at the GMA Dove Awards. This is a significant award in Christian music, which further amplified the song and Cory Asbury’s influence in this genre.
Song Inspiration
The song is inspired by the parable of the lost sheep in the Bible. Asbury mentioned in interviews that the main theme of the song is the immense, overwhelming love of God that chases us down no matter how far we stray.
Cover Versions
The song's popularity has spurred numerous covers by prominent Christian artists like Israel Houghton and Michael W. Smith. It has also been translated and performed in various languages around the world.
Controversy
Despite its popularity, the song has also stirred some controversy within Christian circles mainly due to the word "reckless" to describe God's love. Some believe it might convey a negative perception of God. However, Asbury defended its use, explaining it embodies the notion that God's love defies human understanding.
Cory Asbury's Break
Following the success of "Reckless Love," Asbury took a year-long sabbatical to focus on his family and personal spiritual development. The song's success had brought intense scrutiny that he felt he needed to step away from for a while.
Certification
In 2019, "Reckless Love" was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), indicating it had sold over one million units. This is a rare feat for a Christian music song.

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  • Robin Thomas
    Robin Thomas
    Scripture Shepard leaves sheep to find one that is lost. One of Jesus stories and or parables.
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