I Love Him

I love him, though unworthy ever

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [I love Him, though unworthy ever]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I love Him, tho’ unworthy ever
Of all that He has done for me;
My son and service shall forever
Be giv’n to Christ of Calvary.

Refrain:
And I love Him, O I love Him,
Though unworthy in my life He deigns to dwell;
How I love Him, how I love Him,
Only time and eternity can tell.

2 I love Him and whenever living
Just where He would not have me stay;
He, ever loving and forgiving,
Just leads me in the better way. [Refrain]

3 In vain I strive my tho’t to fashion,
That all my love I might express;
I know that He in kind compassion,
Deals gently with my feebleness. [Refrain]

4 I often wonder when I grieve Him,
That He so patient is with me;
I pray that I may never leave Him,
But with Him evermore shall be. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #6

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

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First Line: I love him, though unworthy ever
Title: I Love Him
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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