Precious Love

How sweet is the love of Jesus

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [How sweet is the love of Jesus!]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet is the love of Jesus!
‘Tis dearer than life to me,
Than costliest pearl more precious,
And O, I am glad ‘tis free.

Precious love of Jesus,
Changeless, pure and free;
Precious love of Jesus
That He freely giveth me.

2 In sorrow it is my comfort,
In trouble it is my stay;
When clouds of affliction gather,
It driveth them all away. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ friendship the dearest fail me,
Tho’ loved ones may leave my side,
His love is for me unchanging,
With it I am satisfied. [Refrain]

4 And when on the heights of glory,
My eyes shall behold the king,
In rapturous praise unending,
His wonderful love I’ll sing. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #172

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet is the love of Jesus
Title: Precious Love
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Precious love of Jesus
Notes: German translation: See "Wie herrlich ist Jesu Liebe" by E. C. Magaret
Copyright: Public Domain



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