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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
Published in 75 hymnals

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… 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: with refrain
Source: Lyra Cath.
Refrain First Line: Sweet Sacrament, we thee adore
Copyright: © 1955, GIA Publications, Inc.


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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