Jesus, Sempre Te Amo

Translator: Solomon L. Ginsburg

Born in Poland in 1867, Ginsburg was a Baptist pastor and missionary to Brazil for thirty-five years. He wrote A Wandering Jew in Brazil: An Autobiography Go to person page >

Author: William R. Featherstone

(no biographical information available about William R. Featherstone.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, sempre te amo
Title: Jesus, Sempre Te Amo
English Title: My Jesus, I Love Thee
Author: William R. Featherstone (c. 1862)
Translator: Solomon L. Ginsburg
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1991.

Tune

[My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine] (Gordon)

In 1870 Featherstone's text came to the attention of Adoniram J. Gordon (b. New Hampton, NH, 1836; d. Boston, MA, 1895), an evangelical preacher who was compiling a new Baptist hymnal. Because he was unhappy with the existing melody for this text, Gordon composed this tune; as he wrote, "in a moment…

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