Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All

Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All, How can I love thee as I ought?

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Tune: SWEET SACRAMENT
Published in 79 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All,
How can I love thee as I ought?
And how revere this wondrous gift,
So far surpassing hope or thought?
Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore;
Oh, make us love thee more and more.
Oh, make us love thee more and more.

2 Had I but Mary's sinless heart
To love thee with, my dearest King,
Oh, with what bursts of fervant praise
Thy goodness, Jesus, would I sing.
Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore;
Oh, make us love thee more and more.
Oh, make us love thee more and more.

3 Thy Body, Soul, and Godhead, all,
O mystery of love divine.
I cannot compass all I have,
For all thou hast and art are mine.
Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore;
Oh, make us love thee more and more.
Oh, make us love thee more and more.

Source: One in Faith #934

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: Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All, How can I love thee as I ought?
Title: Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Meter: 8.8.8.8 with refrain
Source: Lyra Cath.
Refrain First Line: Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore
Copyright: © 1955, GIA Publications, Inc.

Notes

Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all! How can I love Thee, &c. F. W. Faber. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in his Jesus and Mary, &c, 1849, in 9 stanzas of 4 lines, with the refrain,

"Sweet Sacrament! we Thee adore!
0, make us love Thee more and more!"

It is headed “Corpus Christi." In common use it is broken into parts, as: (1) "Jesus! my Lord," &c.; (2) "Ring joyously, ye solemn bells"; and (3) "Sound, sound His praises higher still." Its use is mainly confined to Roman Catholic Hymns.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Gather Comprehensive #480

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One in Faith #934

Worship (3rd ed.) #488

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