My Jesus, I Love Thee

Sorry for the lack of entry yesterday. Flynn was here and we celebrated Spencer’s birthday and things went very late. We sang the following hymn this morning (with me playing autoharp) so I thought I’d feature it today. Our hymnbook offers an “altered” version, so I’m getting back by posting the original version, which I love. It was written by a sixteen-year-old boy!

My Jesus, I Love Thee

William R. Featherston

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 lovèd 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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