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(Paul Overstreet/Don Schlitz)

"How much do I owe you?" said the husband to his wife,
"For standing beside me through the hard years of my life.
"Shall I bring you diamonds, shall I buy you furs?
"Say the word and it's yours.

And his wife said: "I won't take less than your love, sweet love.
"No, I won't take less than your love.
"All the riches of the world could never be enough,
"And I won't take less than your love."

"How much do I owe you?" to the mother said the son.
"For all that you have taught me in the days that I was young.
"Shall I bring expensive blankets to cast upon your bed?
"And a pillow for to rest your weary head."

And the mother said: "I won't take less than your love, sweet love.
"No, I won't take less than your love.
"All the comforts of the world could never be enough,
"And I won't take less than your love."

"How much do I owe you?" said the man to his Lord.
"For giving me this day and every day that's gone before.
"Shall I build a temple, shall I make a sacrifice?
"Tell me Lord and I will pay the price."

And the Lord said: "I won't take less than your love, sweet love.
"No, I won't take less than your love.
"All the treasures of the world could never be enough,
"And I won't take less than your love."

"I won't take less than your love, sweet love.
"No, I won't take less than your love.
"All the treasures of the world could never be enough,
"And I won't take less than your love."

"No, I won't take less than your love."



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    The meaning is simple love. All of the things that the wife did for the husband and the mother did for the son, sacrificing standing beside them, teaching and helping them along was all done out of love pure and simple. The same way that everything that the lord provides us is totally out of love.

    Comforts, riches and treasures can't even come close to comparing to this type of love. They can't replace it or compensate for it. The only thing that would come near showing appreciation of this type of love "true love" is giving the same type of love in return. Thus the wife, mother and lord all say the same thing. I won't take "less" than your love sweet love. What a beautiful song.

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