We Mean "Will You Love Me?"

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We mean "Will you love me?" whatever we say
We mean ""Will you love me?"" and say it all day
To ev'ryone ev'rywhere in words not always clear
For ""Yes I will love you"" is what we want to hear.

Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #134

Author: Secretary Michael

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First Line: We mean "Will you love me?" whatever we say
Title: We Mean "Will You Love Me?"
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "My Jesus I Love Thee I Know Thou Art Mine")
Copyright: Public Domain


[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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