A divine, romantic story

1
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
Eternally.
2
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.
3
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!
4
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.
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Eva

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.


Mario

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!


R G

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!!


Nancy Goss

Falls Church, VA, United States

Beautiful! What a wonderful God-man Savior.


Steven

Grand Fork, North Dakota

Living inseparable as one couple eternally!!


Gildete Magalhães De Souza

Jequié, Bahia, Brazil

Praise the Lord!!! We thank the Lord for His wonderful love!!! We love the Lord!!! Thank You, dear Lord! Praise Your name! I love You Lord Jesus! I am crazy about You! You are precious! I love You (kiss)! Oh! Lord, You are beautiful!


Bernadette S. Audije

San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines

Praise the Lord, for revealing the mystery to us that God desires to wrought Himself to us for us to be His expression and enlargement; amen for eternally we will be one with Him and live as ONE COUPLE. Amen!


Michelle

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Beautiful hymn. So Cool.