The Sweetest Love


The Sweetest Love

"Day in, day out we’re told of an easy fix, self-fulfilling, make all your dreams come true kind of love. If I’m honest, it’s the kind of love that I was searching for to make everything in my world come together in glorious technicolor.

Then I discovered agape. The unconditional, self sacrificing, always persevering, go the extra mile kind of love. It was the sweetest love that I’d ever tasted, and to embrace it fully, I knew that I had to let go of ideals of love and romance that I’d been holding onto. What I’ve found is that as I’ve attempted to build my life on the kind of love that Jesus’ life exemplified, all the deep longings of my heart have been filled to overflowing in every way.

Since I wrote this song, I’ve become a husband and a father, and my heart is glad that God was kind enough to realign my understanding of love and show me something far greater than I could have hoped for." (Matthew Macaulay)

Written by Matthew Macaulay (PRS)
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The sweetest love, I know not why
Has reached into this heart of mine
It's trawled the depths of darkest days
And taught me how to dance and praise

Oh love so sweet, oh love divine
This love I own, such love is mine
The tender touch of sacrifice
The sweetest love, the sweetest love

The sweetest love has chased my soul
Relentless in its haste and thrill
Unwavering in wind and hail
Determined that my walk not fail

The sweetest love like honeycomb
Poured over me as healing balm
It's fragrance pure from all disease
It's your delight that clings to me

The sweetest love has won for all
A crown of gold and royal rule
In place of ashes, beauty comes
And oh the joy of sweetest love



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