I love the Lord, who died for me

I love the Lord, who died for me

Author: John Cennick
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 I love the Lord, who died for me,
I love His grace, divine and free;
I love the Scriptures, there I read
Christ loved me, and for me did bleed.

2 I love His tears and sufferings great,
I love His precious bloody sweat,
I love His blood: were that not spilt,
I could not have been freed from guilt.

3 I love to hear that He was slain,
I love His every grief and pain,
I love to meditate by faith
Upon His meritorious death.

4 I love Mount Calvary, where His love
Stronger than death itself doth prove;
I love to walk His dolorous way,
I love the grave, where Jesus lay.

5 I love His people and their ways,
I love with them to pray and praise;
I love the Father, and the Son,
I love the Spirit He sent down.

6 I love to think the time will come
When I shall be with Him at home,
And praise Him in eternity:
Then shall my love completed be.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10736

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love the Lord, who died for me
Author: John Cennick
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll be true to him, who died for me
Copyright: Public Domain


I love the Lord Who died for me. J. Cennick. [Love to Christ.] From the English Moravian Hymn Book, 1789, No. 615 (ed. 1886, No. 462).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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