Love of Jesus

The love of Christ constraineth us, O Savior, ever mild

Author: Fannie E. Davison
Tune: [The love of Christ constraineth us]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 “The love of Christ constraineth us:”
O Saviour, ever mild,
Behold we wait Thy blessing now,
Lead us, O undefiled.

Love, love of Jesus,
All prevailing,
Never failing,
Love, love of Jesus,
Wondrous love of Jesus.

2 Through all the many ways of life
Thy people come to Thee;
Constrain’d by love, O precious love,
They seek Thee earnestly. [Chorus]

3 Unstain’d Thou wert, and yet on Thee
Was laid our mortal sin;
Thou gavest all that Thou from death
Our darken’d souls might win. [Chorus]

4 Dear Lord, as Thou hast died for us
We seek to live for Thee,
Low at Thy feet we kneeling wait
Thy holy face to see. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #41

Author: Fannie E. Davison

Born: 1851, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio. Died: March 10, 1887, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fannie’s fa­ther was killed when she was 10 years old; af­ter her mo­ther’s re­mar­ri­age to ho­tel­i­er Hen­ry War­ner, the fam­i­ly moved to Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fan­nie mar­ried court re­port­er Asa Lee Da­vis­on and they moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then Ma­di­son, Wis­con­sin. Sev­er­al of her songs ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions from the Fill­more Bro­thers of Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in­clud­ing Songs of Gra­ti­tude (1877), Joy and Glad­ness (1880) and The Voice of Joy (1882). Lyrics-- Last Words, The Purer in Heart, O God… Go to person page >

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First Line: The love of Christ constraineth us, O Savior, ever mild
Title: Love of Jesus
Author: Fannie E. Davison
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Love, love of Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gems and Jewels #41

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