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How He Loves

by John Mark McMillan
CCLI# 5032549
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Of all the songs sung at Mennonite convention in Pittsburgh, this one stood out - partly because of its poetry, and partly because I just couldn’t figure it out.  It’s powerful, a bit provocative (“heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss,” sometimes changed to “unforeseen kiss”), and filled with emotion.  It’s a communal celebration of God’s love (“How he loves us so”). Despite its beauty, this song is difficult to learn.  The melody of the verses does not come naturally, and the huge vocal range makes the song tricky to sing.  If the learning curve can be conquered, one can get lost in this song.  However, these barriers might prove too large for a congregation to fully enter into this song.