The Bible is a romance

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The Bible is a romance
In the most holy sense:
God and His chosen people
In love it so presents.
This Universal Couple
Throughout it is displayed;
God in Christ is the Bridegroom,
His saints, the Bride, portrayed.
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Through shadows, types and figures,
God’s deepest thought is known;
As typified by Adam,
The Husband, Christ, is shown.
A rib brought forth from Adam
Reveals the source of life
By which God built a woman:
Eve, as the church, His wife.
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To be His people’s Husband,
To take them as His wife:
This is what God desires
To live in marriage life.
Their sacrifice and worship
Alone could not content;
But with them to be married
Was God’s foremost intent.
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This romance is the finest
As seen in Song of Songs;
For her Beloved’s kisses
His seeking lover longs.
Love’s work in her produces
No person of her own,
But she becomes the City,
Her Person, Christ alone.
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Christ is our coming Bridegroom;
We are the Church, His Bride,
Redeemed, regenerated,
The issue of His side,
In source, in life, in nature
And person fully one,
His counterpart forever,
The New Jerusalem.
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Joselito Cua

Zamboanga, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

Truly and in reality the Bible is a romance, God wants to live a marriage life with His chosen and redeemed people, the Church! Amen Lord!


Alan Baier

Chula Vista, CA, United States

You may be surprised what reminded me of this wonderful hymn - Life Study of Romans message one! It begins by stating that we need to know the position of the book of Romans in the Bible. In order to to know this, we need to consider the Bible as a whole. The next point is: "The Bible - a Romance of a Universal Couple."

I wholeheartedly encourage you in your reading of the Word, to include the Life-Study as a companion!


Stehen Bellingham

Irvine, CA, United States

This is profound hymn. Thank You Lord Jesus for making us Your counterpart, Your bride.


Jonathan V

Guayama, Puerto Rico

What a privilege to enjoy this hymn and see the true meaning of the Bible.


Joesyh

Shreveport, LA, United States

We sang this song in young people gospel meeting and fell in love with Lord and become the lovers of Christ. Very touching.


Tami Bundrock

Deer Park, WA, United States

Oh Lord, when I think of all the ways you show Your love for me, I am awe-struck over and over again! I cannot help myself even to love You as You so deserve. Even that needs to come from You, Oh Mighty God! Teach me Your ways, O Lord, and lead me in Your truth everlasting. I pray in Your precious Son's name. AMEN.


Helena Munasque

Philippines

We can seek the Lord through His word.


Bro Randy

Irvine, CA, United States

Lord Jesus, I LOVE YOU!

This song always brings me to tears and reminds me that I belong to HIM and the church.

Oh how I earnestly desire to be used by Him for Him and His Body. Gain me Lord, strengthen me into my inner man that YOU be magnified in my daily living as I traverse my walk on earth and that I be transformed and conformed in Your very being so that when I see You then I'd be like You in life and in nature but not in the Godhead. Hallelujaaaaaaaaaaaaah...

AMEN!


Daniel

Ft Worth, TX, United States

I had forgotten that this was the case, as is so easy to do with concepts not of this world. How terrible to forget something so vital for life!! Then I get lost in works, forgetting He actually desires me. Thank God for this reminder.


Paul Ten

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

After last night opening word from Ron Kangas in video training, it suddenly reminded me about this song. It reminded me that how much I have been pursuing "the things of Him" rather than "Him, my beloved." In New Jerusalem, in new heaven and new earth, there is no war with His enemy, there is no cross nor burden to bear, no tears to shed because it is His eternal intention that we may be His bride and Him as our bridegroom for His eternal satisfaction.