703. Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me

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1 Jesus, thy boundless love to me
no thought can reach, no tongue declare;
O knit my thankful heart to thee,
and reign without a rival there!
Thine wholly, thine alone, I’d live;
myself to thee entirely give.

2 O grant that nothing in my soul
may dwell, but thy pure love alone;
O may thy love possess me whole,
my joy, my treasure, and my crown!
All coldness from my heart remove;
may every act, word, thought be love.

3 O Love, how gracious is thy way!
All fear before thy presence flies;
care, anguish, sorrow melt away
where’er thy healing beams arise.
O Jesus, nothing may I see,
nothing desire, or seek, but thee.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, thy boundless love to me
Title: Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
Original Language: German
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1653)
Translator: John Wesley (1739 c., alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
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Topic: Commitment; Dedication and Stewardship; Healing (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henri Frederick Hemy (1864)
Alterer: James George Walton (1874)
Key: G Major

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John Wesley learned the original German hymn from the Moravians during his time in Savannah, Georgia, and translated all sixteen stanzas. The tune, named for a 4th-century martyr, comes out of the Roman Catholic revival movement of the mid-19th century.

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