Precious Jesus, O to love thee

Precious Jesus, O to love thee

Author: Francis Bottome
Published in 30 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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 it thine.

Glory, glory, Jesus saves me,
Glory, glory to the Lamb!
O the cleansing blood has reached me,
Glory, glory to the Lamb!

2 Take my warmest, best affection,
Take my memory, mind and will;
Then with all thy loving Spirit
All my emptied nature fill.

3 Bold I touch thy sacred garment,
Fearless stretch my eager hand;
Virtue, like a healing fountain,
Freely flows at love’s command.

4 O how precious, dear Redeemer,
Is the love that fills my soul!
It is done, the word is spoken:
Be thou every whit made whole.

5 Lo, a new creation dawning!
Lo, I rise to life divine!
In my soul an Easter morning;
I am Christ’s and Christ is mine.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #520

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 >

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



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Band Music #116

Bells of Heaven #d315

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

Full Salvation Hymnal #d139

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Golden Songs of Glory #120

Gospel Gems #d115

Gospel Melodies #d151

Happy Day #d106

Happy Day #d107

Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d338

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Joy to the World #215

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Redeemer's Praise #124g

Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d185

Salvation Soldiers' Song Book #d17

Select New and Old Hymns #d192

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

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Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings #14

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The Brethren Hymnal #738

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #856

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The Peacemaker #71

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The Praise Offering #80

The Revival Harp No. 2 #d73

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The Salvation Army Music #143

The Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d151

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d654


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #520

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Winnowed Hymns #61

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