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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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.


Zoe

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The Bible is a romance--the gospel I'd like to preach to the whole world my life.