1 Jesu, thy boundless love to me
no thought can reach, no tongue declare;
O knit my thankful heart to thee
and reign without a rival there.
Thine wholly, thine alone, I am;
be thou alone my constant flame.
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.
Strange flames far from my soul remove,
my every act, word, thought, be love.
O Love, how cheering is thy ray!
All pain before thy presence flies!
Care, anguish, sorrow, melt away
where'er thy healing beams arise.
O Jesu, nothing may I see,
nothing hear, feel, or think, but thee!
In suffering be thy love my peace,
in weakness be thy love my power;
and when the storms of life shall cease,
Jesu, in that important hour,
in death as life be thou my guide,
and save me, who for me hast died.
|First Line:||Jesu, thy boundless love to me|
|Title:||Jesu, Thy Boundless Love to Me|
|Source:||Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1739|
|Notes:||Hymn text, suggested tune : ST CATHERINE.|