648. My Jesus, I Love Thee

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1 My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine;
for thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou;
If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

2 I love thee because thou hast first loved me,
and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree.
I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

3 I'll love thee in life, I will love thee in death;
and praise thee as long as thou lendest me breath;
and say, when the death-dew lies cold on my brow:
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

4 In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I'll ever adore thee in heaven so bright;
I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow:
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

Text Information
First Line: My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine
Title: My Jesus, I Love Thee
Author: William R. Featherstone (1864)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 11.11.11.11.
Scripture: 1 John 4:19
Topic: The Christian Life: Love for Christ; Forsaking the World; Heaven: Anticipated
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CARITAS
Composer: Adoniram J. Gordon (1894)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.
Key: F Major



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