Adoring the ‘Adorable One’

The classic song lines “To know, know, know him is to love, love, love him” (“To Know Him Is to Love Him,” Phil Spector, Doré Records) weren’t sung as a paean of praise to God. The song was actually inspired by words describing the songwriter’s late father.

Yet I often find myself mentally crooning those lines in praise of God. Sometimes I imagine it with a capital H “Him,” and other times as “Her.” And sometimes I just sing directly to God, “To know, know, know You is to love, love, love You / and I do”! 

Of course, worshiping God is much more than singing or saying even the sweetest of words, though doing so can certainly help lift our hearts Godward. As Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896 by the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, points out, we worship best by letting our lives attest our sincerity and sing God’s praise (see p. 106).

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