A divine, romantic story

There is a great mystery,
A wonderful story;
For ages ’twas hidden,
Now shown in His wisdom;
’Tis a divine romance
Of God and man in time;
Beyond understanding,
Yet seen in God’s speaking.
  God fell in love with man;
For only God’s love can
Make man just the same as He
In life and in nature.
We are His expression,
His bride, His enlargement;
Forever, together,
As living, insep’rable as one couple
Though He was rejected
By men who were blinded;
His love is constraining,
His heart still unchanging;
Thus in incarnation
Came He as salvation;
His name is called Jesus,
And He came to seek us.
Though born as a sinner,
His blood has redeemed me.
He suffered on Calv’ry,
Then raised up in glory,
To regenerate me.
Now joined in one spirit
I love to enjoy Him,
For I’ve been forgiven!
His love is so tender,
To Him I’ll surrender;
His name is so precious,
I gladly call, “Jesus!”
His Person’s so charming,
My heart ever winning;
I’ll hold back no longer,
I’ll love Him forever.
A brother

United States

For only God's love can!

Even though so many times I have not turned to the Lord, He still loves me! He fell in love with man and I have fell in love with Him!

This song touched me deeply and many other young people at a young people's conference. It is such a sweet song, both exposing my weak natural man and revealing God's unending and unchanging love.

Lord, thank You for Your love! How I love You! You are so lovely! I just love You!


Sandy Springs, GA, United States

RG, you must not know the Bible. Several books of the Bible compare the relationship between Christ and the church as a Divine Romance. See Ephesians 5:25, Revelation 22:17 for starters.

Chigbu Odoemelam Chilee

Eziala Nsulu Isialangwa North, Abia, Nigeria

Oh Lord Jesus! What a great mystery, God and man, to become one, as inseparable couple, to dwell eternally.

Praise Him.


Santa Ana, California, United States

Oh saints Jesus's blood has redeemed me. And thier is a great mystery of God which is Jesus Christ.

Gabriel Gagno

Caloocan, Philippines

Oh, Lord, Amen! Hallelujah!


Beijing, China

I love this song so much, 'His love is so tender, to Him I'll surrender', O Lord Jesus, I love You because You love me first.


Hong Kong, China

What a touching hymn. Let us all be His bride!

Anna C Gibbs

Denton, Texas, United States

What a Beautiful, beautiful song! God fell in love with man! To make man just the same as He! I'll consecrate my whole being to my Beloved Lord! He is so precious and so charming! I will love Him, and love Him and love Him!


Grand Forks, ND, United States

This is a nice song, and much of it is truth. Some of it, however, borders on blasphemy. Jesus' love for us, though compared to a romantic love so humans can understand its depth, is not sensual, and it isn't appropriate to cast it in that kind of light. I will take artistic license in changing some of the words when I teach this song so it will be reverent rather than sappy.

Nelson Liu

Irvine, CA, United States

I gladly call JESUS!!