1 Jesus, Thy boundless love to me
No thought can reach, no tongue declare;
O, knit my thankful heart with 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.
Strange fires far from my soul remove;
May every act, word, thought, be love.
3 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 Jesus, nothing may I see,
Nothing desire, or seek, but Thee!
4 Still let Thy love point out my way;
What wondrous things Thy love hath wrought!
Still lead me, lest I go astray;
Direct my work, inspire my thought;
And if I fall, soon may I hear
Thy voice, and know that love is near.
5 In suff'ring be Thy love my peace;
In weakness, be Thy love my power;
And when the storms of life shall cease,
Jesus, in that eventful hour,
In death, as life, be Guide and Friend,
That I may love Thee without end.
|First Line:||Jesus, thy boundless love to me|
|Title:||Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me|
|Author:||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676|
|Translator:||John Wesley, 1703-1791|
|Topic:||Christ: Love of; Love: God's Love|
|Composer:||Henri F. Hemy, 1818-1888|
|Arranger:||James G. Walton, 1821-1905|