Wishing to be lovely

On Good Friday evening I was at our church service. I had one of those experiences that you hear people talk about… I’ve heard this song a million times but today one of the lines jumped out at me.

We were singing the hymn ‘My Song is Love Unknown’, written by Samuel Crossman  (1623-1683). It’s been recorded by a number of people but I particularly love Keith and Kristyn Getty’s version of it. She has a beautiful voice.

So there I was, singing away – not like Kristyn Getty – the first verse says this…

My song is love unknown
my Saviour’s love for me
Love to the loveless giv’n, that they might lovely be…

and like I say, I’ve heard and sung it so many times; but I couldn’t sing anymore cos it struck me that I’ve always wanted to be lovely.

It is a vain wish, but I’ve always wanted to be beautiful.
As you probably know, I have many gorgeous nieces. There is a vague family resemblance to one or two of them, but I share an identical crooked tooth with one of them. Recently she pointed at mine and said, “Did you give that to me?” I was proud to say that I did and I’m delighted to have even the tiniest resemblance to this gorgeous girl.

Now before you give me all your, “Ah Amo you ARE lovely, would you stop!” (which I presume, well… hope, you’re all geared up for :D) I’m not saying I think I’m plug ugly. I just have this immature wish to be gorge!

The song stopped me in my tracks because it’s another thing that has been accomplished by the love of Christ, shown in His death and resurrection of Christ.
It has made us lovely.

My crooked tooth is only one on a long, very very long list of imperfections.
But on this Easter Day I am reminded that I am loved; and lovely.

10 thoughts on “Wishing to be lovely

  1. Ooohhh – I loved this!! I’m so glad you let me know about this blog!! I’m going to follow! And then, of course, I will check out your fiction blog for A to Z 🙂

  2. Oh I LOVE K&K Getty and their music! Love, love, love! 🙂 No one ever mentions them – it just made me smile to even see their name on your blog! (And if some of your readers don’t know of them and want to listen, they often offer some of their music on NoiseTrade!)

      1. I LOVE music. I apparently never outgrew the jr. high trend of making mix tapes that i would labor over to get songs just in the write over. Then I progressed to CDs, and now I’m on to itunes playlists. Unfortunately, that allows for what turns into multiple volumes for each CD theme wise, in many cases. Ha ha.

        My friends that used to love my old mix tapes that they got to share with me in college then begged for my CD mixes in high school, and now still beg for copies of my itunes playlists because they know all the thought and prayer I put into them. It’s sort of therapy for me! 🙂

        The only bummer is my current crop that I need to perfect the order on is just so overwhelming to me with not feeling well right now, that I’ve not listened at all….as much as I LOVE worship music and God uses it to speak so often. It’s weird that something auditory could exacerbate things as much as it has, but…that’s one thing I pray God answers my prayers about soon!

      2. I suppose iPod playlists are the new mixtapes!
        I never though of that.
        Music is very very emotive. There are some songs I can’t listen to or sing if I’m feeling fragile!

  3. Your enthusiastic posts on my A to Z blog made me want to stop by for a visit. Songs in church (or anywhere for that matter) often make me lose a breath. I’m a lyrics guy and those words mean a lot to me. This was a lovely post and I thank you sharing it.

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