What Love Really Means Video
What Love Really Means Lyrics

He cries in the corner where nobody sees
He’s the kid with the story no one would believe
He prays every night, “Dear God won’t you please…
Could you send someone here who will love me?”

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love
What love really means

Her office is shrinking a little each day
She’s the woman whose husband has run away
She’ll go to the gym after working today
Maybe if she was thinner
Then he would’ve stayed
And she says…

Who will love me for me?
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me?
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

He’s waiting to die as he sits all alone
He’s a man in a cell who regrets what he’s done
He utters a cry from the depths of his soul
“Oh Lord, forgive me, I want to go home”

Then he heard a voice somewhere deep inside
And it said
“I know you’ve murdered and I know you’ve lied
I have watched you suffer all of your life
And now that you’ll listen, I’ll tell you that I…”

I will love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you
I will give you the love
The love that you never knew

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9 stories about "What Love Really Means"

  • Ashley says:

    When I heard this song, my life was falling apart in so many different ways. I had lost a relationship with my best friend and boyfriend of over a year. My mother’s mental illness was conquering my family, and I was not allowed to come home anymore because of it. I blamed myself for not being able to save my mother and our family from her disease. Despite my most positive efforts, I still had be been rejected by those I most cared about, and was pushed away. I had never felt more alone. As I drove to my apartment, this song came on Life 101.9 and I drove mindlessly, not paying any attention. This song caught my attention immediately, and I began to cry. I realized that I needed to cry out to God, and ask him.. Who will love me for me, God? Will I ever be good enough? As the tears streamed down my face, the final verse played. In this verse, I feel that God was speaking to me, and the verse goes

    I will love you for you
    Not for what you have done or what you will become
    I will love you for you
    I will give you the love
    The love that you never knew

    A love that I never knew. My heart began to heal, and I cried, feeling more emotions than ever before, and have never felt closer to God. Thank you for playing this song, and giving me hope.

  • Joan says:

    After going through an extremely painful divorce, the words of this song spoke directly to me – if I had been thinner, prettier, etc., would he have still loved me? Why couldn’t I be loved? I was feeling very sad and alone and then I heard the words of this song and knew that although I was physically alone, God was still with me and I would always be loved by Him. This song has been of great comfort to me. Thank you for playing it. (I wish it was on the playlist more often.)

  • Cathy Westholt says:

    I have gone through a lot in my life including the murder of my cousin on his 20th birthday. I pondered if I would ever want that man to suffer the death penalty, and I could not put him or his family through that. God forgives and so do I.

    This past October our community had many service opportunities. I chose writing letters to prisoners on death row. It spoke to me so strongly. I found love for these men. We wrote Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Birthday cards that the ministry would hold and send out. I wanted these gentlemen to know they are not forgotten, and they are loved, and someone is praying for them. One is set to die next week. I am writing another letter to him.

    How could I let someone die without love and caring. My cousin had love and caring. I think God wants us all to have that. The gospel has been delivered to each of these men. They have been shown the forgiveness and love of Jesus. Now they need our love, too.

    Thank you for including the least of these!

  • Aracely says:

    I really love this song because when I feel down this song comes on it makes a bid change 😉

  • Adjoa says:

    I have been going through a lot of emetional down time lately. Feeling empty and soo alone even though I have family and friends around.
    I heard this song on tv and it just broke me. I realised I was looking for love from all the wrong sources. And it wasn’t surprising I wasnt finding it because I notice then that the vacuum I had in my heart could only be filled by the love only Jesus can give..
    Only Him can love me for me and show me what love really mean.

  • mark a carson says:

    i am a 70 year old man and have been walking with christ for 49 years. i cry every time i hear this song. i had quite a rough upbringing and i was at a crisis point in my life. i had dated quite a number of young ladies but for some reason i couldn’t find one who would be my wife. in my frustration i cried out to God “God don’t you have a lady who would just love me for me”.He said he did and i and my wife were married 8 months later. that was in 1975 and we have been married 42 years this august. that song really described what i was thinking back then and reminds me how really awesome god is especially in answering prayer. my wife really does love me for just like the living God does. thank you j.j.thank you thank you. mark

  • Roberta says:

    Every time I hear this song, or it even crosses my mind, I think about someone in prison. Their life before, what caused them to kill, what caused them to lie, whatever. I don’t know. Does anyone wonder about Charlie Manson? He did some terrible things, and he had been thru some terrible things growing up. We see an ugly picture of a man’s life and what he did. I know that God saw him all thru his life and knew what was deep inside of him. I pray for him and everyone who is in prison.

  • Veronica says:

    I heard this song when I was diagnosed with cancer (2014). I was drawn to it and JJ Hellers angelic voice.
    In many ways has this song helped me heal. God bless it and all who need it for support.

  • Gisselle del Barrio says:

    I was suffering from confusion if God will still love me inspite of I cannot be able to perform my ministry for church that Im doing before because I become busy for my work. I thought he doenst love me the way he love me before because I was zealous before in the attendance of worship service, prayermeeting, crusades, and being able to teach for choir. But all those things were gone as I realize myself getting weak in faith, in fellowship, because of many problems arouse in the people in the church. Then I found myself not praying anymore, not reading the bible anymore, not witnessing for Christ anymore, and then problems arouse as if God’s favor is not on me anymore as before. Yes, I have a lot of friends, but i felt alone. Then I see myself displaying my old sinful character. THen I ask GOd in prayer, would you still love me inspite that I am no more worthy of Thee. That I walk on my own ways not considering if I already took the approval of God in prayer. Yes, I found myself not having the priviledge of time for ministry and and all. Would you still love me? Then I heard the song from you tube then I cried a lot because maybe it’s His way of telling me, yes, I do still love you. This song bacause it becomes a channel of blessing to me, to realize the verse in Romans 8 that what shall separate us from the love of GOd?

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