Friday, June 11, 2010

My Jesus, I Love Thee

My Jesus, I Love Thee by William R. Featherston
My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine.
For me all the follies of sin I resign.
My precious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou.
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus 'tis now.

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

When I feel lost or down, hymns always come to mind.   When I was told my dad had cancer, this song started singing in my head.  Whenever I feel lost or worried, this is how I give the problem to God.  I sing about how much I love him.  I sing about what He has done for me and what I can do to show my love for him.  I praise my Lord!   

This song talks about how I know I am loved by Jesus.  How I know that he is mine and that I will give up everything for him.  It tells how he gave his life for me.  It tells what I will do in my dying days and how much I will praise him when i get to heaven.  I love the last line.  I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow...  I can see the sparkles when I close my eyes.  I love this song.  How do you give your problems to God?

John 14:23
Jesus answered and said to him, " If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.


  1. perfect!

    Tuesday night I was ill - vomiting, but with so little strength that i was face down on the bathroom floor between rounds wondering if i should go to the ER. i was that drained. at one point i realized i was in the perfect prayer position and just cried out to him. as always he saw me through it.

  2. That is a terrific hymn. I all about the old hymns, I cut my teeth on the old hymnals. I give my problems to God by remembering Who He is. That's all I have to do. Because He is in control and has everything worked out for my good and His glory. Can't lose there at all. God bless, Dr. Bobbi

  3. Thanks for posting William Ralph Featherstone's lovely hymn. He's one of our Canadian hymn writers, born 164 years ago today.

    If you enjoy reading about our hymns and their authors, I invite you to check out my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns. (Tomorrow there'll be a somewhat longer post on John Newton, author of "Amazing Grace."