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I do love Jesus with all my heart and joy to tell (Wesley)

I do love Jesus with all my heart and joy to tell (Wesley)

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley
Tune: [I do love Jesus with all my heart]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. I do love Jesus with all my heart
Because of what He did for me;
His life for me on the cross He gave,
He died for me on Calvary.

Refrain
I cannot but love Him who died for me;
I cannot but love Him, so true is He;
I love Him and ever will His name confess,
My life, my Lord and my righteousness!

2. I do love Jesus with all my heart
Because of what He does for me:
His depthless grace all my life enfolds,
And guards in love’s true liberty. [Refrain]

3. I do love Jesus with all my heart
Because of what He is to me:
My light, my life, my abiding strength,
My sure defense, my king is He. [Refrain]

4. Will you love Jesus with all your heart?
He bore your sins on Calvary;
Repent, believe, Him as Lord confess;
Then you shall live eternally. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2766

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley

Ernest G. W. Wesley was born and educated in England. At the age of seventeen he started writing for local newspapers. When he was twenty-two he worked as special correspondent for The New York Times in Buenos Aries. While he was in Buenos Aries he became licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to the United States in the early 1870's and continued writing and contributing to religious and secular papers. He wrote between five and six hundred hymns and nearly two thousand articles on religious and theological topics. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I do love Jesus with all my heart and joy to tell (Wesley)
Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley
Refrain First Line: I cannot but love him who died for me
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2766
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