Declaring His Love
BONNERDALE, ARK. – Mireya Mayo’s composition, “The King of Love,” echoes the closing paragraph of The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White: “The great controversy is ended. Sin and sinners are no more. The entire universe is clean. One pulse of harmony and gladness beats through the vast creation. From Him who created all, flow life and light and gladness, throughout the realms of illimitable space. From the minutest atom to the greatest world, all things animate and inanimate, in their unshadowed beauty and perfect joy declare that God is love.” Mayo wanted her composition “to portray the teachings of the Bible and beliefs of her church from the creation to the second coming of Jesus.” The hallelujahs celebrate the glorious moment when He is crowned king.
Mayo is the daughter of a pastor and was raised in the church. However, most of her family has left the church, and she hopes that maybe they will listen to her song and be led to return to the faith in which they grew up. Hearing the gospel in song touches the heart more than any other vehicle. Divine power combines with human talent to make the difference in whether the word is accepted or not. It is the Holy Spirit who works to touch hearts and change lives.
From a young age, Mayho has always wanted to do missionary work, and she finds it exciting that she can do this through her music. “Music is powerful, more powerful than the spoken word...It’s another way to reach a heart. It’s a joy for me to do this while we still have time, before it’s too late, ” she says.
While writing the music, she became so overwhelmed at the realization that day when she would see her Lord and Savior and sing before Him was actually coming soon that she literally had to stop writing.
Watch Mayo and the Bonnerdale choir sing “The King of Love” directed by Kristen La Madrid, pianist and organist, who also transcribed the music and sings with Mayo online at
By June Bates