The least I can do to prove my love is true

I became a PK (preacher's kid) at the age of 11. That was VERY hard. I played piano, which I hated, well enough to play for my father's churches. He was a rotating pastor in the AME church and we had to leave home at 8 am in the morning to get to the churches for 11 am service. After I played piano I sat in the car pouting.

My life was the usual rebellious life of kids of the late 1960s and early 1970s - imagine it. When I left my father's house, after a big fight, I felt a need to go to church. I went to mass because it only lasted 30 minutes...and I only went every now and then.

When I turned 25 I found a gray hair and was devastated. I bought a piano and my life changed. I took piano and voice lessons. My voice teacher was so excited about my voice that she picked up the telephone book and started calling churches to get me in a choir. I received a call from Mrs. Ruby Jones, music director at Baldwin Hills Baptist Church. Reluctantly I went to a rehearsal and ended up directing the choir for a short time. When the invitation was given, I kept asking the Lord to tell me when he wanted me to go up and "join church". I left the church and returned about a year later. I even started attending new memership classes. During this time, I was continuing a bad relationship for the late 60s and early 70s.

On November 5, 1978, Dr. Roberts was preaching a sermon, "God Wants Us To Live By Faith", from Hebrews 11:1. The Lord spoke to me making it clear that he had done all he was going to do and that the rest was up to me. I had to admit that I was a sinner and repent of my sins. I needed to invite Jesus into my heart because He was willing to accept me where I was and take me where He wanted me to be. I was overwhelmed but could not get up for the invitation. I ended the old bad relationship before accepting Christ. After church one day, I told Dr. Roberts that I had accepted Christ and wanted to be baptized. I finished the new members class and was baptized on March 28, 1979.

After accepting Christ, I was able to write real songs about the Lord. Prior to being born again, I wrote junk because I didn't understand what I was trying to communicate.

My first song after accepting Christ :

I come to the altar this day.

I dedicate my whole life to Thee.

Now that's the least I can do to prove my love is true.

He died on the cross for me.

He died on the cross for me.

He died on the cross for me.

He died on Calvary to prove His love for me.

He died on the cross for me.

When I pass on to glory, I'll have no cares or fears.

He sacrificed His life for me that I could live and be free.

I come to the altar this day.

I dedicate my whole life to Thee.

Now that's the least I can do to prove my love is true.

He died on the cross for me.

Diane