Jesus loves me. This I know,
for the Bible tells me so;
but the Bible also tells me - to hate my wife,
which is really strange.
If Jesus really does love me
then surely he would want me to love my wife.
Unless Jesus has designs on her himself,
and hopes that, by hating her,
I might drive her away into his (everlasting) arms.
Then, after a decent lapse of time,
and an amicable divorce,
they might marry
with the blessing