556. Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me

1 Jesus, thy boundless love to me
no thought can reach, no tongue declare;
O draw my thankful heart to thee,
and reign without a rival there!
Thine wholly, thine alone, I am;
be thou alone my constant flame.

2 O, grant that nothing in my soul
may dwell, but thy pure love alone;
O, may thy love possess me whole,
my joy, my treasure, and my crown!
All coldness from my heart remove;
my every act, word, thought, be love.

3 In suffering be thy love my peace,
in weakness be thy love my power;
and when the storms of life shall cease,
O Jesus, in that final hour,
be thou my rod and staff and guide,
and draw me safely to thy side!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, thy boundless love to me
Title: Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1653)
Translator: John Wesley (1739, alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:19; John 15:13; John 13:1; Psalm 23:4; 1 John 3:1; 1 John 3:16
Topic: Suffering: of Believers
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. CATHERINE
Composer: Henri F. Henry (1864)
Arranger: James G. Walton (1874)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: G Major or modal



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