362. O Could We But Love That Saviour

1 O could we but love that Saviour,
Who loves us so ardently,
As we ought, our souls would ever
Full of joy and comfort be;
If we, by His love incited,
Could ourselves and all forget,
Then, with Jesus Christ united,
We should heaven anticipate.

2 O that Jesus’ love and merit
Filled our hearts both night and day!
Might the unction of His Spirit
All our thoughts and actions sway!
Then should we be ever ready
Cheerfully to testify
How our spirit, soul and body
Do in God our Savior joy.

Text Information
First Line: O could we but love that Saviour
Title: O Could We But Love That Saviour
Translator: Philip Henry Molther, 1714-1780
Author (stanza 1): Nicholas L. von Zinzendorf, 1700-1760 (1736)
Author (stanza 2): Henrietta Louise von Hayn, 1724-1782 (1770)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1969
Topic: The Life in Christ: Gratitude and Love to Christ
Tune Information
Meter: D. Trochaic
Key: A♭ Major
Source: J. P. Coghlan's "An Essay on the Church Plain Chant," 1782

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