O Jesus, Jesus, dearest LordAuthor: Frederick W. Faber
Tune: [O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord]
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1. O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord!
Forgive me if I say,
For very love, Thy sacred name
A thousand times a day.
O Jesus, Lord, with me abide;
I rest in Thee, whate’er betide;
Thy gracious smile is my reward;
I love, I love Thee, Lord!
2. I love Thee so I know not how
My transports to control;
Thy love is like a burning fire
Within my very soul. [Refrain]
3. Burn, burn, O love, within my heart,
Burn fiercely night and day,
Till all the dross of earthly loves
Is burned, and burned away. [Refrain]
4. O light in darkness, joy in grief,
O heav’n begun on earth;
Jesus, my love, my treasure, who
Can tell what Thou art worth? [Refrain]
5. What limit is there to this love?
Thy flight, where wilt Thou stay?
On, on! our Lord is sweeter far
Today than yesterday. [Refrain]
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5016
O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord. F. W. Faber. [Love to Jesus.] First published in his Jesus and Mary, &c, 1849, in 10 stanza of 4 lines, headed "Jesus, my God, and my All"; and again in his Hymns, 1862. It is in common use in its full form, and also abbreviated to 5 stanzas, as in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, N. Y., 1872. A cento therefrom, beginning with stanza vii., "O Light in darkness, Joy in grief” is No. 580 in the Hymnary, 1872.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #227||O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord||耶穌，耶穌，我的性命 (O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord)||[O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord]||Frederick W. Faber||1984|
|Small Church Music #5045||耶穌，耶穌，我的性命 (O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord!)||耶穌，耶穌，我的性命 (O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord!)||[O Jesus Jesus dearest Lord]||<a href="/hymnal/hymn1984">Hymnary, 1984 - 聖徒詩歌</a>|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5016||O Jesus, Jesus||O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord||[O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord]||Frederick William Faber, 1814-1863|