1 Jesus, Thy boundless love to me,
no thought can reach, no tongue declare;
O knit my thankful heart to Thee,
and reign without a rival there.
Thine wholly, Thine alone, I am;
be Thou my Rod and Staff and Guide.
2 O grant that nothing in my soul
may dwell, but Thy pure love alone!
O may Thy love possess my whole,
my Joy, my Treasure, and my Crown.
All coldness from my heart remove;
my ev'ry act, word, thought, be love.
3 O love, how cheering is thy ray!
All pain before thy presence flies;
care, anguish, sorrow, melt away,
where'er thy healing beams arise.
O Jesus, nothing may I see,
nothing desire or seek, but Thee.
4 This love unwearied I pursue
and dauntlessly to Thee aspire.
O may thy love my hope renew,
burn in my soul like heav'nly fire.
And day and night, be all my care
to guard this sacred treasure there.
Source: Hymns to the Living God #71
|First Line:||Jesus, Thy boundless love to me|
|Title:||Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me|
|German Title:||O Jesu Christ, mein schönstes Licht|
|Author:||Paul Gerhardt (1653)|
|Translator:||John Wesley (1739)|