I LOVE YOU BECAUSE 


Written by Leon Payne 
(As recorded by Jim Reeves October 12, 1962) 


I love you because you understand, dear
Ev'ry single thing I try to do
You're always there to lend a helping hand, dear
I love you most of all because you're you

No matter what the world may say about me
I know your love will always see me through
I love you for the way you never doubt me
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you

I love you because my heart is lighter
Every time I'm walkin' by your side
I love you because the future's brighter
The door to happiness you open wide

No matter what the world may say about me*
I know your love will always see me through
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you


* Willie Nelson sings this line this way:
No matter what may be the style or season