Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"My Jesus I Love Thee"

This is one of my favorite hymns. Many times at night it has been my prayer. I have also heard it when eating at the Cracker Barrel, and what a blessing it was to me. Praise the Lord.

Blessing by Donald Zolan

My Jesus I Love Thee

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Saviour art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree;
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

I'll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death-dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I'll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

Words: William R. Featherston, 1864 (only 16 years old at the time)
Music: Adoniram J. Gordon, 1876
You can listen to the hymn at Cyber Hymnal

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

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Saija said...

i just love this one too ... the old hymns touch such a chord within me as well!

blessings on your day!

Cathy said...

Thank you, Saija. It takes me long enough to post these hymns, trying to make sure everything is perfect. :-) I should be learning a lot of hymns. :-)