O Jesus, when I think of theeAuthor: George W. Bethune (1847)
Published in 42 hymnals
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1 O Jesus, when I think of thee,
thy manger, cross, and throne,
my spirit trusts exultingly
in thee, and thee alone.
2 I see thee in thy weakness first;
then, glorious from thy shame,
I see thee death's strong fetters burst
and reach heav'n's mightiest name.
3 O let me share thy holy birth,
thy faith, thy death to sin,
and, strong amidst the toils of earth,
my heav'nly life begin.
4 Then shall I know what means the strain
triumphant of Saint Paul,
“To live is Christ, to die is gain:
Christ is my All in all!”
Source: Rejoice in the Lord #361
O Jesus, when I think of Thee. Easter. This is said to bear the date of 1847. It was first published in his Life, &c, 1867. Included in Lyra Sacra Americana (where it is stated to have been found in manuscripts amongst the author's papers), and from the Lyra into English collections. It is an Easter hymn of no special merit.
-John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Rejoice in the Lord #361||O Jesus, When I Think of Thee||O Jesus, when I think of thee||CAPEL||George W. Bethune||CM||Philippians 1:21||1985||Biblical Characters | Paul; Jesus Christ | Life and Ministry|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5021||O Jesus, When I Think of Thee||O Jesus, when I think of Thee||IMMORTAL LOVE||George W. Bethune||CM|