Thy love is like a burning fire

I love thee, Lord, and know not how

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Tune: [I love Thee, Lord, and know not how]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I love Thee, Lord, and know not how
My transports to control;
Thy love is like a burning fire
Within my very soul.

Refrain:
O Jesus! Jesus! dearest Lord!
Forgive me if I say,
For very love, Thy sacred name
A thousand times a day.

2 O wonderful! that Thou shouldst let
So vile a heart as mine
Love Thee with such a love as this,
And make so free with Thine. [Refrain]

3 Lord, Thou to me art all in all,
My honor and my wealth,
My heart’s desire, my body’s strength,
My soul’s eternal health. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #15

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and ordained in the Church of England in 1839. Influenced by the teaching of John Henry Newman, Faber followed Newman into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and served under Newman's supervision in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Because he believed that Roman Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowpe, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself. One of his best known, "Faith of Our Fathers," originally had these words in its third stanza: "Faith of Our Fathers! Mary'… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love thee, Lord, and know not how
Title: Thy love is like a burning fire
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Refrain First Line: O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord
Copyright: Public Domain

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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #15

Gospel Voices No.3 #d111

Gospel Voices Supplemented #d76

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