Tuesday, July 30, 2013


  “...to be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son—it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But so it is.                                   — C. S. LEWIS, The Weight of Glory

That God should be merciful to us is a theme for praise. That He should pity us is a cause for gratitude. But that He should love us is a subject for constant wonder, as well as praise and gratitude!                                          — C.H. SPURGEON, The Drawings of Love

Lord, it is my chief complaint
That my love is weak and faint;
Yet I love Thee, and adore:
O for grace to love Thee more!

He began to create
He began actually to redeem but
He never began to love
In excelsis
In excelsis

Your love, showered to the unloved
Oh, the wondrous stretch of your love
Your love, a particular love
Your love, a saving love
Your love, amazing only
 to those who see
Your love, so divine
Oh, the perfection of your love

To be loved from everlasting
with an everlasting love;
To be drawn with loving-kindness
Is a terrible shock.
Just so.

Love established
Love Himself has entered.

Why, then, have You spoken thus
unto me, saying, “I have loved you”?
These words have been said to a Magdalene
—they have been spoken to one possessed
with seven devils
—they were whispered in the heart of the
dying thief!
Love us?
Nothing in my hands
Nothing in my hands

I feel guilty because I don’t feel any guilt;
I am broken in heart because my heart won’t break;
I cry out because I can’t cry;
I that feel that can’t feel.
Can I decline Love?

Though I can’t see;
Though I can’t cry;
Though I can’t melt my stony heart.
But can I refuse Love?

I have no choice
but to adore and admire
Love Himself

Lines in italics are directly taken from Lewis’ The Four Loves and Weight of Glory. All the rest (including the title) are from Spurgeon’s various sermons on the subject of God’s love with slight modification.              

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