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Precious Jesus, O to love thee

Precious Jesus, O to love thee

Author: Francis Bottome
Tune: [Precious Jesus, O to love Thee!]
Published in 27 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Precious Jesus, O to love Thee!—
O to know that Thou art mine!
Jesus, all my heart I give Thee,
If Thou wilt but make me Thine.

Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus,
Thou art all in all to me.
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus,
Thou art all in all to me.

2 Take my warmest, best affection,
Take my mem’ry, mind and will;
Then will all Thy loving Spirit,
All my emptied nature fill. [Refrain]

3 Bold I touch Thy sacred garments,
Fearless stretch my eager hand;
Virtue, like a healing fountain,
Freely flows at love’s command. [Refrain]

4 O how precious, dear Redeemer,
Is the love, the life divine!
I am saved, the word is spoken;
I am Christ’s, and He is mine.

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #117

Author: Francis Bottome

Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:— 1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364. 2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Precious Jesus, O to love thee
Author: Francis Bottome
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Jesus precious Jesus



Instances (1 - 27 of 27)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Band Music #116Page Scan
Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d315
Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #117TextAudioPage Scan
Full Salvation Hymnal #d139
Gospel Gems #d115
Gospel Melodies #d151
Happy Day #d106
Happy Day #d107
Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d338
Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #215Page Scan
Redeemer's Praise: for the Sunday-school, church and family #124gPage Scan
Salvation Army Music #d206
Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d185
Salvation Soldiers' Song Book #d17
Select New and Old Hymns #d192
Songs and Solos used by the Christian Crusaders in their Special Soul-Saving Work: and adapted for the church, grove, school, choir, and home #135Page Scan
Songs for Men, the Salvation Army Official Song Book #d159
Songs of Joy and Gladness No. 2 #d157
Songs of Praises, for Use in Revival Meetings #d63
Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings: and adapted for the church, grove, school, choir and home #14Page Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #856Page Scan
The Peacemaker: a collection of sacred songs and hymns for use in all services of the church, Sunday-school, home circle, and all kinds of evangelistic work #71Page Scan
The Praise Offering: Designed Expressly for Prayer, Experience, Revival and Camp Meetings. #80Page Scan
The Revival Harp No. 2 #d73
The Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d151
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d654
Winnowed Hymns: a collection of sacred songs, especially adapted for revivals, prayer and camp meetings #61Page Scan
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