I love Thee, O Thou Lord most high

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1 I love Thee, O thou Lord most high!
Because Thou first hast loved me
I seek no other liberty,
But that of being bound to Thee;
My memory no tho't suggest,
But shall to Thy pure glory tend;
My understanding find no rest,
Except in Thee, its only end.

2 My God, I here protest to Thee,
No other will I have than Thine,
Whatever Thou hast giv'n to me,
I here again to thee resign.
All mine is thine, say but the word,
Whate'er Thou willest shall be done;
I know Thy love, all gracious Lord,
I know it seeks my good alone.

3 I love Thee, O Thou Lord most high,
Because Thou first hast loved me;
I seek no other liberty
But that of being bound to Thee;
Apart from Thee, all things are nought,
Then grant, O my supremest Bliss,
Grant me to love thee as I ought,--
Thou givest all in giving this!

Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #225

Author: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: I love Thee, O Thou Lord most high
Author: Edward Caswall
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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