397. O Love, Who Madest Me to Wear

1 O Love, who madest me to wear
The image of Thy Godhead here;
Who soughtest me with tender care
Thro’ all my wand'rings wild and drear--
O Love, I give myself to Thee,
Thine ever, only Thine to be.

2 O Love, who ere life’s earliest dawn
On me Thy choice hast gently laid;
O Love, who here as man wast born,
And like to us in all things made--
O Love, I give myself to Thee,
Thine ever, only Thine to be.

3 O Love, who once in time wast slain,
Pierced thro' and thro' with bitter woe;
O Love, who, wrestling thus didst gain
That we eternal joy might know--
O Love, I give myself to Thee,
Thine ever, only Thine to be.

4 O Love, who thus hast bound me fast
Beneath that easy yoke of Thine;
Love, who hast conquered me at last,
Enrapturing this heart of mine--
O Love, I give myself to Thee,
Thine ever, only Thine to be.

5 O Love, who lovest me for aye,
Who for my soul dost ever plead;
O Love, who didst that ransom pay
Whose power sufficeth in my stead--
O Love, I give myself to Thee,
Thine ever, only Thine to be.

6 O Love, who once shalt bid me rise
From out this dying life of ours;
O Love, who once above yon skies
Shalt set me in the fadeless bowers--
O Love, I give myself to Thee,
Thine ever, only Thine to be.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O Love, who madest me to wear
Title: O Love, Who Madest Me to Wear
German Title: Liebe, die du mich zum Bilde
Author: Catherine Winkworth (1858)
Author: Johann Scheffler (1657)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): Consecration
Tune Information
Name: HEUT' TRIUMPHIERET GOTTES SOHN
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: G Major
Source: "Deutsche geistliche Lieder," Frankfurt a. O., 1601



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