1 O the precious love of Jesus,
How it cheers us on our way!
Light’ning ev'ry heavy burden,
Bright’ning ev'ry weary day!
How it sweetens every sorrow,
Driving all our fears away.
How it shines out in the darkness,
Making sunshine all the way!
2 Yes, the precious love of Jesus,
Gives us smiles in place of tears!
Gives us courage in our troubles,
Helps us conquer all our fears!
It will make our life worth living,
It will help us when we die.
Bear us safely o’er the river,
To our home beyond the sky.
3 I must have the love of Jesus,
If I do His service here:
I must feel His arm beneath me,
I must know His presence near:
Then He’ll bless me in my labour,
Then He’ll lead me in the right,
Help me win lost souls for heaven
Out of darkness into light.
4 O, I have the love of Jesus!
Praise His name, I know Him well!
And I love to sing His praises,
Yes, I joy His love to tell;
Come and join me in His praises;
Come and know His love to you;
Come and help me in the singing
Of the song that’s ever new.