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I would love thee, God and Father

I would love thee, God and Father

Author: Madame Guyon
Published in 88 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I would love Thee, God and Father!
My Redeemer, and my King!
I would love Thee; for without Thee
Life is but a bitter thing.

2 I would love Thee; ev'ry blessing
Flows to me from out Thy throne;
I would love Thee; —he who loves Thee
Never feels himself alone.

3 I would love Thee; look upon me,
Ever guide me with Thine eye:
I would love Thee; if not nourished
By Thy love, my soul would die.

4 I would love Thee; I have vowed it;
On Thy love my heart is set;
While I love Thee, I will never
My Redeemer’s blood forget.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #107

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 >

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First Line: I would love thee, God and Father
Author: Madame Guyon



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The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #332
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Include 86 pre-1979 instances