Music for Romance
The Bible contains one of the most interesting Romance songs ever written. This is the book of the Song of Solomon. It is the love song between Solomon and his wife. It is a love song picturing the love between Jesus and the church. It is not like the vain song of fools (Ecclesiastes 7:5), but is the song of loves. It is beautiful because it is God’s word and pictures Jesus’ love for us and ours for Him.
There is another passage in the Bible that talks about music for Romance. This is Hosea chapter 2. Here the love of Hosea to his wayward wife is a picture of the love of God toward wayward Israel. Verses 14,15 say, “14Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. 15And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.”
In the early days of their relationship, Hosea’s wife would sing to him. Now other lovers had drawn her away and given many things to her to entice her. Hosea would allure her himself and restore to her her vineyards. Then she would sing to him like she did when she was young.
In the early days of their relationship, God brought Israel up out of Egypt into the wilderness. Israel loved God and sang to Him. (See Exodus 15:1-21) Then God gave to Israel the Promised Land with vineyards and many other beautiful things. After a while, other lovers enticed Israel and drew her away from God with the promise of giving her many things. God longs for the day when Israel will return to Him, and He can restore her vineyards and all her beautiful things to her. Then Israel will sing to Him again, just as she did in the days of her youth.
When love is kept young and alive, there can be beautiful songs of romance between the lovers. It can be kept pure so as to be a song of love, so different from the song of fools. God is thrilled when those who trust in Him sing to Him, and God in turn delights over us with singing. “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17) So, sing God a song of love today and listen and see if you can’t hear Him sing one to you as well. God's love for you never changes. It is always the same.