Mein Jesus, ich lieb' dich, ich weiss du bist mein

Translator: W. Papenhausen

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Author: William R. Featherston

William Ralph Featherston(e) Canada 1846-1873. Born at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church there. He became a Christian at age 16 while in Toronto, and is thought to have written his famous hymn about the same time. He sent the poem to his aunt, Ms. E. Featherston Wilson and she gave it to a publisher. Adoniram. J Gordon, an evangelist, founder of Gordon College & Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, found the hymn in a 1870 London hymnal and was impressed with the words, but did not like the tune, so he composed the melody that has been used with the hymn ever since. Featherstone is thought to have married Julie R MacAlister in 1869 and that they had a son, John, in 1870. Featherstone died in Montreal a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Mein Jesus, ich lieb' dich, ich weiss du bist mein
English Title: My Jesus, I Love Thee
Translator: W. Papenhausen
Author: William R. Featherston
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Wenn je ich dich liebte, mein Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

GORDON (Gordon)

In 1870 Featherstone's text came to the attention of Adoniram J. Gordon (b. New Hampton, NH, 1836; d. Boston, MA, 1895), an evangelical preacher who was compiling a new Baptist hymnal. Because he was unhappy with the existing melody for this text, Gordon composed this tune; as he wrote, "in a moment…

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Die Weckstimme #56

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Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #103

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Gemeinschafts-Lieder. 7th ed. #214

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Gute Botschaft #217

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Heils-Lieder, eine Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder für Sonntagsschulen, Jugendvereine #129

Himmelwaerts, eine Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder fuer Sonntagschulen und Jugendvereine #d132

Himmelwaerts, eine Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder fuer Sonntagschulen und Jugendvereine [Mit Anhand] #ad132

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Pilgerklänge #103

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