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I love my God, but with no love of mine

I love my God, but with no love of mine

Author: Madame Guyon
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I love my God, but with no love of mine,
For I have none to give;
I love Thee, Lord, but all the love is Thine,
For by Thy life I live:
I am as nothing, and rejoice to be
Emptied, and lost, and swallow'd up in Thee.

2 Thou, Lord, alone art all Thy children need,
And there is none beside:
From Thee the streams of blessedness proceed,
In Thee the blest abide:
Fountain of life,
And all-abounding grace,
Our Source, our Centre, and our Dwelling-place.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Madame Guyon

Guyon, Madame. (1648-1717.) Jeanne Marie Bouyieres de la Mothe was the leader of the Quietist movement in France. The foundation of her Quietism was laid in her study of St. Francis de Sales, Madame de Chantal, and Thomas ä Kempis, in the conventual establishments of her native place, Montargis (Dep. Loiret), where she was educated as a child. There also she first learned the sentiment of espousal with Christ, to which later years gave a very marked development. She was married at sixteen to M. Guyon, a wealthy man of weak health, twenty-two years her senior, and her life, until his death, in 1676, was, partly from disparity of years, partly from the tyranny of her mother-in-law, partly from her own quick temper, an unhappy one. Her public… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love my God, but with no love of mine
Author: Madame Guyon
Meter: Irregular
Language: English



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
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Church Hymnal #406

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #457


Hymnal #457

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Hymnal #457

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #100

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #100

Hymns of the Ages #d50

Our Glad Hosanna #d118

The Alleluia #d92

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The Alleluia #71

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #457

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The Church Praise Book #106

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The Harp #462

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The Hymnal #457

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The New Alleluia #71

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #397b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d436

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