Lord’s Day 09/19 Love Jesus

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Will­iam R. Fea­ther­ston wrote My Jesus, I Love Thee in 1864 when he was on­ly 16 years old. When singing hymns like this during certain season in life it makes me stop and think. I search my heart and think – Do I really love Jesus? I know I’m singing that I do, but do I? I do because He first loved me. Jesus taught me what love is. He loves me in spite of myself and He’s all I have.

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I love Thee because Thou has first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree.
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

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1 Victoria September 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm

We sang this old hymn on Communion Sunday this month. I can never sing this with out tears especially at stanzas 2 and 3. Though the tune is a bit somber the words are glorious and a reminder that LOVING God is what the Christian life is all about. I must say that the older I get and the more I suffer the losses that come with age-the greater my love for the One I shall soon see.

2 Victoria September 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm

My last blog -Letting God–it did not update here mark as I updated my blog after my comment here!

3 Mark September 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Victoria, I’m not sure why the comment luv is on updating. But to the rest of your comments, this hymn is a great reminder. The losses do seem to multiply as I get older. There is a sense in which this makes me more heavenly minded.

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