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Thy Love to Me, O Christ

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1 Thy love to me, O Christ,
Thy love to me;
Not mine to Thee, I plead,
Not mine to Thee:
This is my comfort strong,
this is my only song,
this is my only song,
Thy love to me.

2 Thy record I believe,
Thy word to me;
Thy love I now receive,
Full, changeless, free,-
Love from the sinless Son,
Love to the sinful one,
Love to the sinful one,
Thy love to me.

3 Immortal love of Thine!
Thy sacrifice,
Infinite need of mine
Only supplies.
Streams of divinest pow'r,
Flow to me, hour by hour,
Flow to me, hour by hour,
Thy love to me.

4 Let me more clearly trace
Thy love to me;
See in the Father's face,
His love to Thee;
Know as He loves the Son,
So dost Thou love Thine own,
So dost Thou love Thine own,
Thy love to me.

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #233

Author: Mary C. Bishop Gates

Gates, Mary Cornelia, née Bishop, daughter of William S. Bishop, of Rochester, N.Y., was married in 1873 to Merrill E. Gates, Secty. to the U. S. Indian Commissioners. Her hymns:— 1. Send Thou, 0 Lord, to every place [Missions], dated 1886; 2. Thy love to me, 0 Christ [Union with Christ, dated 1886, are included in Sursum Corda, 1898. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thv love to me, O Christ
Title: Thy Love to Me, O Christ
Author: Mary C. Bishop Gates (1886)
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.4.4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d326

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d323

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Augsburg Songs No. 2 #170

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d325

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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #39

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #30

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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #217

Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d160

Gloria in Excelsis #d699

Gloria in Excelsis #d432

Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d424

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In Excelsis #437

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In Excelsis #a437

Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #438

Sacred Melodies (Revised) #d310

Sacred Melodies No. 1 #d91

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Sacred Melodies #47

Songs of Life and Power #d142

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Sursum Corda #433a

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Sursum Corda #433b

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The Brethren Hymnal #466

The Brethren's Sunday School Song Book #d151

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The Church Hymnary #590

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d375

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d502

The King in His Beauty #d192

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The New Praiseworthy #233

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