Jesus, Thy boundless love to meAuthor: Paul Gerhardt (1653); Translator: John Wesley (1739)
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1 Jesus, Thy boundless love to me
No thought can reach, no tongue declare;
Oh, knit my thankful heart to Thee,
And reign without a rival there!
Thine wholly, Thine alone, I am;
Be Thou alone my constant flame.
2 Oh, grant that nothing in my soul
May dwell, but Thy pure love alone!
Oh, 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!
How 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 suffering, be Thy love my peace;
In weakness, be Thy love my power;
And when the storms of life shall cease,
Jesus, in that important hour
Of death, be Thou my guide and friend,
That I may love Thee without end.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
|First Line:||Jesus, Thy boundless love to me|
|Title:||Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me|
|German Title:||O Jesu Christ, mein schönstes Licht|
|Author:||Paul Gerhardt (1653)|
|Translator:||John Wesley (1739)|
|Place of Origin:||Germany|
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