1 Jesus, your boundless love to me
no thought can reach, no tongue declare.
O let my heart your dwelling be;
come, reign without a rival there.
Yours fully, yours alone I am;
O let your love my heart inflame.
2 O grant that nothing in my soul
may dwell, but your pure love alone;
O may that love possess me whole,
my joy, my treasure, and my crown.
All coldness from my heart remove;
my every act, word, thought, be love.
3 O love, how gracious is your way;
all fear before your presence flies.
Care, anguish, sorrow, melt away
where'er your healing beams arise.
O Jesus, nothing may I do,
but seek my joy in serving you.
4 In suffering, be your love my peace;
in weakness, be your love my power;
and when the storms of life shall cease,
O Jesus, in that final hour,
for me be rod and staff and guide,
and draw me safely to your side.
|First Line:||Jesus, your boundless love to me|
|Title:||Jesus, Your Boundless Love to Me|
|Author:||Paul Gerhardt (1653)|
|Translator:||John Wesley (1739, alt.)|
|Meter:||8 8 8 8 8 8|
|Topic:||Church in the World: Renewal: Transformation; Renewal; Transformation|
|Notes:||Hymn text, suggested tune : ST CATHERINE.|