Lovers of Christ

Lovers of Christ in His ascension—
Enjoy the riches of His life.
She becomes His private garden
With its fountain, fruit, and spice.
Christ is hers and she is Christ’s dear love.
She is as beautiful as Tirzah
As lovely as Jerusalem.
Through her living in Christ’s ascension
Her dear heart is now His home.
She’s become the sanctuary of God.
Who is this woman I am seeing?
Shining forth as the moon and sun.
She is absolutely heavenly,
From the old creation free;
Overcoming all to live within the veil.
An army terrible with banners
Christ’s lovers overcome to be.
Those attracted by His beauty,
Fully trusting in His power.
Her romance is now the dances of two camps.
The Shulamite, His duplication,
His counterpart has now become.
She’s the same in life and nature,
His expression to the full;
Consummated as the New Jerusalem.

United States

Lord Jesus, make us Your lovers to match You and to bring You back.


United States

God has no intention for His believers to possess only the heavenly beauty without possessing a warring nature. The heavenly warfare is never abated before the Lord. Believers ought to be lovable and terrible at the same time. Believers today have lost their loveliness before the Lord, and they have lost their terribleness before the enemy and the world.... The Bible often mentions the terribleness of the Lord; He is terrible because He is holy. If we maintain our holiness and victory, we will see the enemy retreating and the world standing back. Not only does [the bride] have a future that is full of hope, and a life that is absolutely heavenly, but she is a victor who constantly triumphs in her victory. She is “terrible as an army with banners. ” She goes from victory to victory. (CWWN, vol. 23, pp. 97, 101)

Amy Ku

Arcadia, CA, United States

In response to our dear saint in TX, from Genesis 32:1, 2 The name “Mahanaim” means “two camps” as a result of Jacob’s obedience to God to leave Padan-aram, God had deliver him from the hand of Laban and would deliver him from the hands of others. God Open his eyes to see that his company of people on earth was one camp while God‘s army was another camp; hence there were the “two camps”. (Reference: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob page: 128 Through Mahanaim, by brother Watchman Nee)


TX, United States

Her romance is now the dances of two camps.

Please explain this more.


Santa Maria, CA, United States

It is our favorite because it touches the deeper experience of the lover of Christ loving, growing and maturing for His satisfaction. Lord we could never be satisfied until YOU are satisfied! We love You Lord Jesus!


Salem, OR, United States

How could this hymn not be one of our favorites?

A McNichol

Fairborn, Ohio, United States

Lord, You get all the glory for beautifying and preparing Your overcoming bride. Praise and thank You for loving her to that extent!

All we can say is we love You! We love You and worship You for all You have done!

Janet Owusu Ansah

Bronx, New York, United States

It is very encouraging to know that as lovers of Christ we are with Him in ascension enjoying all the riches of His life! Hallelujah we have become His private Garden with fountain, fruits and spice for God's enjoyment!

The more we enjoy Christ the more He makes us beautiful, as beautiful as Tirzah and eventually we become the sanctuary of God!

As we become the sanctuary of God, He forms us into an Army, a terrible Army with banners to defeat God's enemy and to usher in God's Kingdom! Hallelujah! And to consumate the New Jerusalem! I love You, Lord Jesus! ...I'm really enjoying this hymn, Jesus is Lord! Amen!


Bandung, West Java, Indonesia


Crystal Mandudi

Denton, Texas, United States

Thank You Lord, that You are preparing us right now as Your overcoming Bride! Make us those who express You! Oh we love You!!