P. Gerhardt

JESUS, Thy boundless love to me

No thought can reach, no tongue declare;

O knit my thankful heart to Thee,

And reign without a rival there;

Thine wholly, Thine alone I am;

Lord, with Thy love my heart inflame.


O grant that nothing in my soul

May dwell but Thy pure love alone;

O may Thy love possess me whole,

My joy, my treasure, and my crown:

All coldness from my heart remove;

May every act, word, thought, be love.


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.


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,

In death, as life, be Thou my guide,

And save me, who for me hast died.


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