5016. O Jesus, Jesus

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]

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord
Title: O Jesus, Jesus
Author: Frederick William Faber, 1814-1863
Refrain First Line: O Jesus, Lord, with me abide
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [O Jesus, Jesus, dearest Lord]
Arranger: R. Kelso Carter (1886)
Composer: Taubert
Incipit: 33333 55156 44565
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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