1 Jesus, Thou art mine forever,
Dearer far than earth to me;
Neither life nor death shall sever
Those sweet ties which bind to Thee.
2 All were drear to me and lonely
If Thy presence gladdened not;
While I sing to Thee, Thee only,
Mine’s an ever blissful lot.
3 Thou alone art all my Treasure,
Who hast died that I may live;
Thou conferrest noblest pleasure,
Who dost all my sins forgive.
4 Brightest gems and fairest flowers
Lose their beauty in Thy frown;
Joy and peace, like balmy showers,
In Thy smile come gently down.
5 Jesus, Thou art mine forever;
Never suffer me to stray.
Let me in my weakness never
Cast my priceless pearl away.
6 Lamb of God, I do implore Thee,
Guard, support me, lest I fall.
Let me evermore adore Thee;
Be my everlasting All.
|First Line:||Jesus, Thou art mine forever|
|Title:||Jesus, Thou Art Mine Forever|
|Author:||Matthias Loy (1863)|
|Source:||"Psalmodia Sacra," Gotha, 1715|
|Three Hymn Improvisations||Gift of Heaven (Seasonal Meditations for Organ)||COLLECTED WORKS OF JOHN CARTER, THE||O MY SOUL, BLESS GOD THE FATHER (Baptist Hymnal 1991 - 21)|
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