Altar of Love



by Downhere

Lay down your weapons
Lay down your violence
Lay down rebellion
Your heart of defiance

Love will ask of you more than truces
If you’re willing to lose
Blessing far outweighs the loss when you lay it all
On the Altar of Love

Lay down your idols
Lay down your possessions
Lay down your shrines and
Your worldly obsessions

Love will ask of you more than treasure
When you’re willing to trust
Blessing far outweighs the loss when you lay it all
You lay it all on the Altar of Love

In the holiest room
Where the curtain was torn
By the ultimate wound

Oh, the Altar of Love
Where the glory resides
For the Father and Son
And the Spirit invite

Oh, the Altar of Love
To its form we are blind
But you know when it’s there
Like the sun through shut eyes

Oh, the Altar of Love
Yes, you come here to die
But you know that it’s good
Cuz you come out alive

Love will ask of you more than you can give
When you’re willing to live
Blessing far outweighs the loss when you lay it all
On the Altar of Love


This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do. (John 15:12-14)


Set me like a seal upon your heart, like a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy is as hard and cruel as Sheol (the place of the dead). Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame [the very flame of the Lord]! (Song of Solomon 8:6 AMP)


And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. (Galatians 6:9 AMP)


Dear Lord,
Forgive us for clinging to worldly things. What we see is temporary, what we do not see is eternal. Today, we lay down our burdens, our troubles, our dreams, our desires – everything we are, and everything we are not –  at Your Altar of Love. Today, we choose You, in Jesus Name.



Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and a Certified Peer Specialist. At her blog Prayers and Promises she shares from her heart on how to find hope in this crazy world!

5 thoughts on “Altar of Love

  1. Wow, you have to see the poem I wrote at 10 am this morning on my other blog. I’ll go and post it to Ink Pastries now so you can see that it would go perfectly with the pictures you put up today!!!!!

      1. Yes, it’s wonderful! The lyrics are full of truth – I love that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are sung of, and love the phrase “the ultimate wound.” Thanks for introducing us to this, Diana!

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