Thy love is like a burning fire

I love thee, Lord, and know not how

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Tune: [I love Thee, Lord, and know not how]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I love Thee, Lord, and know not how
My transports to control;
Thy love is like a burning fire
Within my very soul.

Refrain:
O Jesus! Jesus! dearest Lord!
Forgive me if I say,
For very love, Thy sacred name
A thousand times a day.

2 O wonderful! that Thou shouldst let
So vile a heart as mine
Love Thee with such a love as this,
And make so free with Thine. [Refrain]

3 Lord, Thou to me art all in all,
My honor and my wealth,
My heart’s desire, my body’s strength,
My soul’s eternal health. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #15

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

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First Line: I love thee, Lord, and know not how
Title: Thy love is like a burning fire
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Refrain First Line: O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord

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