1 I love Thee, my Jesus, I cannot say more,
E’en should my words echo from shore unto shore,
But this much again and again I can say,
I love thee, my Jesus, I love thee alway.
I love Thee, I know,
I love Thee, I know;
Whatever betide me, or ever I go,
I love Thee my Jesus, I love thee, I know.
2 I love Thee, O love Thee; the words are so sweet
I could them a thousand times over repeat;
I sing them aloud, and I whisper them low,
I love thee, my Jesus, I love Thee, I know. [Refrain]
3 I love Thee, my Jesus, yea, Thou art to me
More precious than all the world’s treasures could be;
I long for the day I shall see Thy sweet face,
I love Thee, my Jesus, Thou Fountain of grace. [Refrain]
William C. Martin (1864-1914)
Born: December 25, 1864, Hightstown, New Jersey.
Died: August 30, 1914, Rialto, Florida.
Buried: Fort Myers, Florida.
Martin was pastor of the Grace Baptist Church (formerly Cramer’s Hill), Camden, New Jersey (1891-4); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, Connecticut (1894-1900); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, Massachusetts (near Boston; at the time of his arrival there it was noted he was from “Bluffton, Indiana”); and the First Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida, from 1912 until his death.
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