"Divine Love" (神の愛を誉れとせよ, Kami no Ai wo Homare to seyo?, lit. Consider His Love an Honor) is a final boss theme in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It is the eighth track on the fourth disc of the game's soundtrack and plays during the first, second, and third phases of the battle against the final boss. It is composed and arranged by Naoshi Mizuta.
The track's name is part of the differences between the Japanese and English versions of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII where the dialogues portray Bhunivelze in varying ways. In Japanese Bhunivelze makes suggestive comments when referring to Lightning. In the English version, the suggestive elements are removed, and he is portrayed in a way more akin to Western deities in fiction and popular culture. During the pre-battle cutscene, right before "Divine Love" begins playing, the Japanese line "Consider my love an honor" is altered to "Rejoice in the light of God's love" in English. Thus the English name of the battle theme is "Divine Love" as opposed to "Consider His Love an Honor" in Japanese.
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