1 Jesus, your boundless love to me
no thought can reach, no tongue declare;
dwell in my heart eternally,
and reign without a rival there.
O Jesus, nothing may I do,
but seek my joy in serving you.
2 O grant that nothing in my soul
may dwell but your pure love alone;
oh, may your love possess me whole,
my joy, my treasure, and my crown!
All coldness from my heart remove;
my ev'ry act, word, thought, be love.
3 This love unwearied I pursue
and dauntlessly to you aspire;
oh, may your love my hope renew,
burn in my soul like heav'nly fire!
And day and night be all my care
to guard this sacred treasure there.
4 In suff'ring be your love my peace,
in weakness be your love my pow'r;
and when the storms of life shall cease,
O Jesus, in that final hour,
be then my rod and staff and guide
and draw me safely to your side.
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #714
|First Line:||Jesus, Thy boundless love to me|
|Title:||Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me|
|German Title:||O Jesu Christ, mein schönstes Licht|
|Author:||Paul Gerhardt (1653)|
|Translator:||John Wesley (1739)|