The Question

I was fishin’ with Didymus
And with Zebedee’s sons
And a couple other ones from Galilee
There at the sea of Tiberius
I was casting my net
I was trying to forget what He said to me
“You’re a fisher of men.”

Then a Man on the seashore
He was walking along
And with a voice like a song asked a question
And when He learned that we had no fish
He said, “Try it again.
Maybe then you’ll understand My lesson.”

What do you love?
Do you love Me?
What do you love?
If you love Me, feed My lambs

When I learned His identity
Well, I jumped right in
And I started to swim like the child in me
I reached the land and He welcomed me
With some fish and bread
He was back from the dead and reminding me
I’m a fisher of men

The others came and we drew the net
And we all had to pull
It was so overfull it was breaking
After breakfast and we all broke bread
I could plainly see that His heart for me was aching

What do you love?
Do you love Me?
What do you love?
If you love Me, feed My lambs

Words and Music by Karl Kohlhase
© 2003 karl kohlhase

Featured on "The Least Of These"


(Read John 21:1-17)
This song takes its inspiration from the story of Peter, who, after being commissioned by Christ to preach the Gospel and after seeing the Savior risen from the dead, quickly slid back into his old way of life and went out fishing with his buddies.

How those words must have cut to his heart: "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?"

And then the Lord repeats this question three times. Ouch!

Each time Peter responded, "Lord, You know I love you." And in essence Jesus came right back with this sentiment: "Prove it! Be who I created you to be–a fisher of men. Do what I have called you to do. Feed my lambs."

I think the same holds true today. He is asking us the same question, "Do you love Me." And He is still looking for proof.

Let these words pierce your heart, as they did Peter's. Then examine your life to see if you are doing what the Lord has called you to do.








In writing Christian music,
lyrics have to be
the heartbeat of the song.
After all, it is the lyrics
that primarily distinguish Christian music
from secular music.
It's not the only mark
of distinction,
but it is
the most important.